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2008-11-12 09:00:40

LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. , a renewable fuels provider, today announced that Mr. David Gillespie, President & CEO, and Ms. Kim Johnson, President of eBarton LLC, co-authored an article titled 'A Test of Fuel Switching with Biofuels' that was recently published in the November/December 2008 issue of Electric Perspectives, a magazine for executives and managers in investor-owned utilities. The piece focused on the emergence of...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Solix Biofuels, a Fort Collins, Colo.-based alternative energy technology firm focused on algae-based intermediates for fuel and chemical production, today announced it has raised $10.5 million in its first round of outside funding, and has reached an agreement with investors for an additional commitment of $5 million, to be used to build an algae biofuel facility near Durango, Colo. The first-of-its-kind project will showcase Solix's ability to...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency must accurately account for global warming emissions from biofuels when implementing the new renewable fuel standard, leading environmental and science groups said in a letter they sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. In last year's energy bill, Congress explicitly required the EPA to accurately measure global warming emissions from renewable fuels based on their entire lifecycle, from...

2008-11-06 11:17:51

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must establish a sound, science-based model for measuring net greenhouse gas emissions related to biofuels production before releasing estimates that may understate the positive role biofuels play in reducing climate change emissions. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today released a letter sent to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson on Oct. 23, urging the agency to release and seek comment on the methodology it is using to estimate the...

2008-10-16 18:00:23

U.S. scientists say they have developed a method of producing competitively priced energy from municipal, agricultural, and forest wastes. Researchers from Purdue University and the Rochester Institute of Technology say their flexible carbon-to-liquid fuel process could replace 20 percent of the transportation fuels consumed annually in the United States. Purdue Professor Fu Zhao, the study's lead author, said the technology could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50...

2008-10-10 15:00:30

Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NGBF), today announced that it has signed a sales agreement with Taunton State Hospital in Taunton, MA, to provide renewable biofuel. The hospital will be the first facility to use New Generation Biofuels' product in its industrial boilers. "We are excited to have Taunton State Hospital on board," said New Generation Biofuels CEO & President, David Gillespie. "They are environmental leaders who understand the...

2008-10-07 12:25:00

U.S. government officials have released the National Biofuels Action Plan, an interagency plan to accelerate development of a sustainable biofuels industry. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer and Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said the plan is in response to President George Bush's goal of cutting U.S. gasoline consumption by 20 percent in the next 10 years. "Federal leadership can provide the vision for research, industry and citizens to understand how the...

2008-09-29 12:00:27

The Scandinavian Airlines System, with other air carriers, Boeing and Honeywell refining technology subsidiary, UOP, have established a group to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from the global environmental organizations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group makes commercial aviation the first global transportation sector to voluntarily...

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2008-09-25 12:15:00

A U.N. report released on Wednesday suggests development of alternative energy should create more than 20 million jobs around the world in coming decades as governments adopt policies to address the depletion of resources.The report, "Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World" said some 2.3 million people around the world already work in alternative energy jobs with half of them in biofuels.According to the report, speedy creation of the jobs will depend on countries...

2008-09-24 21:00:22

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Terrance Scott, +1-206-571-8070, terrance.scott@boeing.com, or Jim Proulx, +1-206-766-2041, jim.proulx@boeing.com, both of Boeing Commercial Airplanes SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has, with leading air carriers and Honeywell's UOP, a refining technology developer, established a group to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from the world's leading...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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