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2010-07-09 14:17:17

A key tool is the JRC's methodology to quantify changes to the amount of carbon in soils and biomass when land use changes as a result of biofuels production. This is an important factor in the sustainability assessment. The methodology follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories and is supported by comprehensive global data collected by the JRC. The methodology was the basis for the Commission decision on the guidelines for...

2010-06-21 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams briefed the House Agriculture Committee this afternoon, telling its members, "It's time to take politics out of renewable fuels and let sound science and sound energy policy govern biofuels policy moving forward." At a minimum he urged the Committee to take a technology neutral approach and not pick winners and losers in their efforts in next Farm Bill. McAdams added, "Your efforts to...

2010-06-16 08:24:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") announced today that their President and CEO, Cary J. Claiborne, will be speaking on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23 at the Clean Technology Conference being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The Company will also have a booth to exhibit its proprietary technology. More than 5,000 attendees from...

2010-06-14 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") announced today that their President and CEO, Cary J. Claiborne, will be providing a presentation on their Company, technology and renewable biofuel products at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference and Expo being held June 13 - 16 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center. "Presenting our...

2010-06-03 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") and Regent Trend Investment Ltd. (soon to be Milestone Biofuels Limited ("Milestone") announced an amendment to their non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated March 12, 2010 that extends the due diligence period an additional 90 days to more fully explore the opportunities available for both parties. The MOU contemplates a...

2010-05-27 10:35:20

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new, more accurate method of calculating the change in greenhouse gas emissions that results from changes in land use. The new approach, described in the journal Global Change Biology, takes into account many factors not included in previous methods, the researchers report. There is an urgent need to accurately assess whether particular land-use projects will increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, said Kristina...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and PetroChina, together with representatives of the Chinese energy sector and the global aviation industry, today announced the signing of an agreement to evaluate establishing a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China. The strategic assessment is the first such effort in China and will take a comprehensive look at the environmental and socio-economic benefits of developing sustainable alternatives to fossil-based jet...

2010-05-13 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced BioFuels Association applauded the leadership of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today as he recently introduced a biofuels tax incentive bill that extends the Investment Tax Credit to advanced biofuels. The Nelson bill, S. 3338, would make available the 30% investment tax credit for qualified advanced biofuel production for companies whose projects' sole and exclusive purpose is to produce advanced biofuels for sale; while meeting...

2010-05-13 05:00:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of next generation biofuels projects reached 200 globally, a report from the Global Biofuels Center (GBC) recently announced, beyond the more than 100 Brazilian bioethanol facilities that will qualify as "Advanced Biofuels" in the U.S. These projects include production of cellulosic ethanol, hydrogenated vegetable oil renewable diesel and renewable diesel obtained through gasification and the FT process, bio-methanol, renewable gasoline and...

2010-05-10 11:13:15

Biofuels hold promise as environmentally friendly sources of renewable energy, but which ones should industry and policy leaders focus their efforts on developing? A new study involving researchers from North Carolina State University offers detailed insights into how biofuel chemicals react when burned. Their data and new computer models pave the way for development of new biofuels and technologies to maximize energy efficiency while minimizing environmental and human health risks. "Biofuels...