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2011-03-02 14:23:58

California is showing the way for the rest of the nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, having set an ambitious goal to reduce these emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Given that energy demand is projected to double by 2050, experts agree that the state will have to dramatically overhaul its energy systems to achieve its greenhouse gas emission goals. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, some of the...

2011-02-09 15:08:43

A combination of rising costs, shrinking supplies, and concerns about global climate change are spurring the development of alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels to meet our transportation energy needs. Scientific studies have shown the most promising of possible alternatives to be liquid fuels derived from cellulosic biomass. These advanced new biofuels have the potential to be clean-burning, carbon-neutral and renewable. Some could also be delivered through existing pipelines and used...

2011-01-10 14:59:23

Using detailed land analysis, Illinois researchers have found that biofuel crops cultivated on available land could produce up to half of the world's current fuel consumption "“ without affecting food crops or pastureland. Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study led by civil and environmental engineering professor Ximing Cai identified land around the globe available to produce grass crops for biofuels, with minimal impact on agriculture or the...

2010-12-09 08:21:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of biofuels has increased exponentially over the past decade, and will continue to do so as many countries seek to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. However, increasing use of biofuels raises serious questions about changing land use - and policymakers have found it hard to keep pace with the issues involved. A new paper, Biofuels and Land Use Change: A Science and Policy Review, prepared by science and agriculture...

2010-10-29 19:13:50

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have created a technoeconomic model that should help accelerate the development of a next generation of clean, green biofuels that can compete with gasoline in economics and well as performance. This on-line, wiki-based model enables researchers to pursue the most promising strategies for cost-efficient biorefinery operations by simulating such critical factors as production costs and energy balances under...

2010-10-27 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Algal Biomass Organization(ABO). The leaders' message emphasized the vital role the advanced biofuel industry plays in achieving America's energy security while...

2010-09-23 07:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recent challenges of financing and debate about overall greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits, global biofuels demand is still projected to grow by an impressive 133% by 2020 - primarily by government policies and market mandates. However, given the current state of the market, biofuels supply will be short by more than 32 billion liters (8.5 billion gallons) over the same period. These are the results of Hart's newly released annual Global Biofuels...

2010-08-31 11:15:00

EDMONTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels company, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the start of construction of its municipal waste-to-biofuels facility with its partners, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Enerkem Chief Executive Officer Vincent Chornet participated in the event. Enerkem's advanced biofuels plant, which will be located in Edmonton, Alberta, is the...

2010-08-27 14:47:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to amend the lease on its Baltimore production facility. Pursuant to the agreement the Company made a cash payment of $290,000 and also issued 300,000 shares of restricted common stock, to the landlord. In consideration of the payment, the landlord agreed to forfeit past due amounts...

2010-08-12 15:42:46

When it comes to selecting the right plant source for future cellulosic biofuel production, the solution won't be one-size-fits-all, and it certainly doesn't have to involve food and feed crops. In a "Perspective" article in the Aug. 13 edition of the Journal Science, researchers from the Energy Biosciences Institute suggest that a diversity of plant species, adaptable to the climate and soil conditions of specific regions of the world, can be used to develop agroecosystems for fuel...


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