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2011-06-02 13:37:00

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands and SAO PAULO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raizen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2011-05-25 14:00:00

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation industry. Creating an aviation biofuels industry, however, will depend upon securing early government policy support to prioritize the aviation industry in U.S. biofuel development. That's the conclusion announced today in...

2011-05-20 13:19:15

The University of Southampton is playing a key role in a major public/private partnership to evaluate the use of biomass to create a cost effective and sustainable UK energy system for 2050. Domestic biomass (a renewable energy source from living, or recently living organisms, such as plants, rubbish and wood), sustainably grown in the UK, could provide up to 10 per cent (1) of the UK's energy needs by 2050 and significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Three...

2011-05-17 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sending a significant signal of industry unity to Capitol Hill, the leading advocates of the U.S. biofuels industry sent Congress a message today that urged lawmakers "to stand firm in the face of calls to waive or repeal the groundbreaking biofuels provisions included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), including the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)." The message was detailed in a letter signed by Michael McAdams,...

2011-05-12 00:13:03

A new analysis emphasizes the large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels In an effort to combat soaring fuel prices and cut greenhouse gas emissions, the aviation industry is racing toward the use of biofuels. In 2008, Virgin Atlantic became the first commercial airline to fly a plane on a blend of biofuel and petroleum. Since then, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways and Continental Airlines, among others, have flown biofuel test flights, and Lufthansa is racing to be...

2011-04-13 19:46:36

Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when it comes to protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding human rights violations in developing countries. They also include few incentives for the development of new biofuel technologies that could help avoid these...

2011-04-07 04:30:00

DALLAS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report 'Top and Emerging bio-fuel markets by technology, feedstocks, regulations, pricing and commercialization trends and forecasts (2011 -2016)', published by MarketsandMarkets, The biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) production in top and emerging countries like U.S., Brazil, France, Spain, India, Colombia, Thailand, Sweden, Belgium, and Netherlands. is expected to grow from 102,896 million liters in 2011 to...

2011-03-30 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement from Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), follows remarks made by President Barack Obama today in Washington on strengthening our nation's energy security and continued investment in clean energy alternatives: "I am hopeful the energy security blueprint the President unveiled today will keep America on track with his earlier challenge to our nation and to Washington of meeting...

2011-03-22 07:10:00

SEATTLE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) today announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a research initiative focused on increasing collaboration between voluntary standards and regulatory requirements for biomass used to create jet fuel and bioenergy for other sectors. The consortium also will seek to lower overall sustainability certification costs. Biomass is a renewable energy source, often...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Richman has joined Hart Energy as Executive Director, Global Biofuels & Agriculture. In his new role, Richman is responsible for managing Hart Energy's North American Ethanol Database and leading multi-client studies on biofuels and agricultural feedstocks, starting with the recently launched "Renewable Ethanol: Navigating the Rapids, 2011 - 2015." "Scott is an excellent addition to the Hart Energy biofuels team," said Michael Warren,...


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