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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...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") announced today they will be participating at the International Biomass Conference and Expo being held May 4 - 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Company will be exhibiting its proprietary technology at Booth 717. Attendees at the 2009 International Biomass Conference came from 47 U.S. states and 24...

2010-04-29 08:14:29

Analyzing biofuel sources and predicting effects on water, soil and the atmosphere The promise of switchgrass, the challenges for forests and the costs of corn-based ethanol production: Ecological scientists review the many factors surrounding biofuel crop production and its implications on ecosystem health in three new Biofuels and Sustainability Reports. Produced by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists, and sponsored by the...

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2010-03-11 12:17:50

New economic analysis confirms that maize-based biofuel is unlikely to reduce global production of carbon dioxide In the March issue of BioScience, researchers present a sophisticated new analysis of the effects of boosting use of maize-derived ethanol on greenhouse gas emissions. The study, conducted by Thomas W. Hertel of Purdue University and five co-authors, focuses on how mandated increases in production of the biofuel in the United States will trigger land-use changes domestically and...

2010-03-04 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Douglas S. Perry to its Board of Directors to serve until the Company's next annual shareholders meeting, replacing Steven F. Gilliland who has resigned from its Board due to time commitments in other business activities. Mr. Perry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Davenport Newberry...

2010-02-22 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") announced today that on February 19, 2010, it reached an agreement with Mr. Ferdinando Petrucci and PTJ Bioenergy Holdings LTD to replace the upcoming $1,000,000 cash payment for its technology license due in equal installments on February 20th and March 20th, 2010 with 1,100,000 shares of the Company's common stock and $120,000 in cash....

2010-02-16 15:04:27

New report outlines trade-offs of biofuel production The development of alternative fuel will greatly benefit the U.S., say scientists in an Energy Foundation-funded report published today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists. However, in order to effectively reap the social and economic benefits of biofuel production, U.S. policies need to address potential effects of land-use choices on our ecosystems. In the report,...

2010-02-03 16:15:00

Advanced Biofuels Association applauds release of the RFS2 Rule WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration took a substantial step today in strengthening its commitment to ensuring the United States continues on the path toward a robust and thriving advanced biofuels industry. "Today's action by the EPA will help expedite the development and deployment of an entire new slate of high performance advanced biofuels," said Advanced Biofuels Association President...

2010-01-25 13:50:00

Scientists at Teesside University are helping to find answers to one of the most difficult problems facing the world today - generating energy without accelerating climate change or harming food production. The research at Teesside University is investigating biofuels generated from wastes. This is seen by many as the "Ëœgreen alternative' to using fossil fuels. Biofuels may appear to be the perfect solution because they are not net producers of harmful environmental by-products,...


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