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2009-06-30 14:00:00

Company Leaders Briefed Montana Governor and State Officials about Progress in Developing Sustainable Camelina Industry in North America BOZEMAN, Mont., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils continues to build markets and momentum for the commercial camelina business in Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and southern Canada. The company has secured sales contracts for the camelina oil and camelina meal from its 2008 harvested crop. The harvested camelina seeds are currently being crushed...

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2009-06-18 11:52:11

Scientists warn the United States must be careful that its biofuel development takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources. The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching environmental and economic repercussions, and it will likely highlight the interdependence and growing tension between energy and water security, said Rice University researchers in a report titled The Water Footprint of Biofuels: A Drink or Drive Issue? The report, written...

2009-06-17 10:04:00

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced the results of its Jan. 7, 2009, biofuel demonstration flight, which was conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP. The biofuel blend performed as well as or better than traditional jet fuel, displaying an approximately 1.1 percent increase in fuel efficiency over traditional jet fuel in different stages of the demonstration flight. Overall life cycle...

2009-06-17 05:50:00

Fuels derived from sustainable biomass sources meet aviation requirements LE BOURGET, France, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a team from across the aviation industry today released high-level elements of a study that shows that sustainable biofuels analyzed in a series of pioneering test flights performed favorably in comparison to petroleum-based fuel. According to the study, Evaluation of Bio-Derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK), a series of...

2009-06-15 10:49:04

Rice University scientists warned that the United States must be careful that the new emphasis on developing biofuels as an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources."The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching environmental and economic repercussions, and it will likely highlight the interdependence and growing tension between energy and water security," said a report titled "The Water Footprint of Biofuels: A...

2009-06-11 08:05:00

Industry Group Addresses Environmental, Economic Benefits of Algae Fuel Processes WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the algae biofuel industry will meet on Capitol Hill today to brief congressional legislators on sector-wide technology and production advancements allowing for commercially-viable fuels, and advocate for continued federal support to help see the technology to maturity. Algae-based biofuel has captured widespread interest for its ability to deliver significantly...

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...

2009-05-19 09:15:00

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released its 2009 Environment Report, highlighting reductions during 2008 in its energy and water consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and hazardous waste at its facilities, and efforts to pioneer environmentally progressive technologies, including the world's first demonstration flights powered in part by sustainable biofuels. "Protecting our planet's environment and finding new ways to harness diverse energy resources...

2009-05-07 07:27:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that it has signed a contract with the City of Baltimore, Maryland,("the City") to provide its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program for boiler applications in the heart of Baltimore. This is the first time the City of Baltimore has evaluated a non fossil fuel in its industrial boilers. In this program, New Generation Biofuels will sell the...

2009-04-27 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels today announced the opening of its Jatropha Genetic Resource Center (GRC) to further accelerate profitable, large-scale production of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of feedstock for biofuel. With research sites in San Diego and several Latin American countries, SG Biofuels and its GRC posses the largest, most genetically diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world. The GRC will enable the company's efforts to drive...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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