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2011-11-30 10:38:34

A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions. The idea that biofuels can reduce dependency on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change has led governments to promote them as substitutes for gasoline and petroleum-based diesel, using mandates and subsidies, said Bill Jaeger, the lead author on the study. "Our results suggest that...

2011-10-04 11:54:12

It is unlikely the United States will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National Research Council, which adds that the standard may be an ineffective policy for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving this standard would likely increase federal budget outlays as well as have mixed economic and environmental...

2011-08-17 14:44:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDS International Corp. (OTCQB: HDSI) today announced that it has acquired an exclusive license relating to carbon capture, carbon sequestration and industrial algae-for-biofuels technologies from Hillwinds Ocean Energy, LLC. The acquired technology can be applied for ocean-based biomass production through the fixation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in biological systems. The technology can be applied to remove large volumes of CO2 from the waste...

2011-08-16 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks were made by Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), after this morning's announcement by the Obama administration that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million during the next three years to produce advanced drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation. "The Obama Administration should be commended for...

2011-07-26 15:40:00

CHICAGO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the July 2011 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal on indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuels production indicates that the real impact of U.S. biofuels production on ILUC domestically and internationally is negligible or nonexistent. The study, "Indirect land use change for biofuels: Testing predictions and improving analytical methodologies" was coauthored by Dr. Seungdo Kim and Dr. Bruce E. Dale of Michigan State...


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