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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...

2010-08-12 11:27:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Endicott Biofuels II, LLC (EBF) announced today that Roderick J. Hayslett has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Hayslett brings to Endicott 32 years of experience in finance and the financial markets and 20 years as a corporate officer. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Northern Natural Gas, Transwestern Pipeline, Florida Gas Transmission and Citrus Corporation, and other related regulated and...

2010-05-27 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today announced they have filed a patent application on their new glycerin-based biofuel. "We are excited to add this technology to our intellectual property portfolio," said Cary J. Claiborne, CEO and President of NGBF. "This new technological development allows us to use glycerin as a primary feedstock to formulate our highly stable...

2010-03-11 08:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced BioFuels Association announced today that its member companies elected a Chairman and Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors at its Winter Board Meeting in Washington D.C. The members unanimously elected Lee Edwards, CEO of Virent Energy Systems, as Chairman and Robert M. Ames, Vice President and General Manager of Tyson Foods, as Vice Chairman. "Our member companies have great confidence in these two leaders and their...

2009-11-30 11:50:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Endicott Biofuels, LLC, a Houston-based, next-generation biodiesel producer, and TransAlgae, Ltd., an algal biotechnology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of algae as a potential transportation fuel and renewable chemical feedstock source. According to Endicott Chief Executive Officer David Robinson, TransAlgae's strategy is consistent with Endicott's goal to create economically sustainable new sources of energy...

2009-10-06 00:02:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (www.safug.org) consortium. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi will lead the study, which will examine the overall potential for sustainable,...

2009-05-20 06:55:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), ("NGB") today announced that it has signed a biofuel sales contract with the Tri Gas and Oil Co Inc of Federalsburg, Maryland, ("Tri Gas and Oil") to market and distribute NGB biofuel. Under terms of the contract, Tri Gas and Oil will endeavor to sell up to 1 million gallons in the first year of a three-year contract. Building on recent sales successes of...

2009-05-05 16:50:30

Connecticut scientists have focused on algae from Long Island Sound in their quest for native environmentally friendly biofuels. The Hartford Courant reported Tuesday researchers at the University of New Haven have joined universities and private enterprises in the nationwide race to find cost-effective biofuel sources. We're trying to find the Connecticut feedstock, said Carmella Cuomo, the university's associate professor heading the team of algae researchers. The university hopes by...

2009-04-16 07:30:00

WIDE RANGING INTERVIEW WITH THE WALL STREET REPORTER PASADENA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), an alternative energy company providing products and technology for renewable and clean energy, said its chief executive, Dr. Carl Kukkonen reviewed the company's business and financial progress and plans during a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Reporter which can be found at:...

2009-03-24 10:42:00

Retired Members of the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and Pres. Reagan's NSA Advisor Bud McFarlane Petition Gov. Schwarzenegger to Fix Proposed Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Truman National Security Project: Sixty-six retired members of the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community petitioned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fix the proposed California fuel standard, which imperils our national security....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'