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EPA Quota For Cellulosic Fuels Tossed Out By Court As 'Wish'

EPA Quota For Cellulosic Fuels Tossed Out By Court As 'Wish'

Whatever the merits of ethanol as a fuel or a gasoline additive--and it's taken some hits lately--it's still in the running. The same cannot be said, however, for cellulosic biofuels, those derived from advanced crops or waste products. On Friday, a Federal appeals court ruled that an EPA mandate... read more

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Algae and biofuel

Scientists Convert Algae To Crude Oil In 60 Seconds

Crude oil, from which all fossil fuels are made, is a dwindling resource. There will come a point, some time in the future, where the expense of extracting it from deep under... read more November 15, 2012 by  3


 
Ethanol infographic from coalition of livestock and poultry producers (crop)

Big Food Steps Up Fight Against Ethanol Mandate (Infographic)

Ethanol continues to be a political football, with the alcohol fuel coming under fire from the auto industry, environmental pressure groups, and others. The latest to line up... read more July 23, 2012 by  11


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

Will U.S. Military's Biofuels Efforts Lose Funding In New Defense Bill?

Politics is never pretty, and the politics of alternative fuels seem even less so. Today, The Detroit News reports that the U.S. military's program to reduce its reliance on... read more May 24, 2012 by  1


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Ethanol Goals Passed By Congress Cannot Be Met: New Study

Ethanol has been problematic for several years now. Promoted as a way for the U.S. to grow its own vehicle fuel, the alcohol was so popular several years ago that Congress... read more May 3, 2012 by  6


 
Wastewater & biofuel algae circulate through floating photobioreactors at San Francisco plant / NASA

NASA Ready To Show Off Algae Biofuel Research Project

NASA has developed a system that captures carbon dioxide and helps to prevent pollution from wastewater while creating renewable algae biofuel, fertilizer and possibly animal... read more April 20, 2012 by  2


 
eBay Green Driving Website (Screenshot)

EBay Goes Green, Launches Green Driving eBay Motors Spinoff

Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a used car, the place to start your search was the local used car dealer or newspaper listings. Over the past decade however, searching... read more April 20, 2012 by  2


 
Algae [source: VentureBeat]

Sapphire Energy Gets $144 Million To Turn Algae Into Gasoline

Sapphire Energy, a company that creates algae-based fuel, just announced a whopping $144 million in funding. In recent years several startups have emerged to create fuel out... read more April 16, 2012 by  2


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

Big Ships To Use Biofuels To Cut Emissions, Spill Risks--Eventually

Progress comes slowly to the world of commercial shipping, but it is coming. Three years ago, we noted that one giant cargo ship emits as much as 50 million cars. Now... read more April 13, 2012 by  1


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Food Or Fuel? Researchers Critical Of Biofuel Targets

On the face of it, biofuels seem like an ideal short to medium-term solution for reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. After all, they could not only be grown at... read more March 26, 2012 by  9


 
Daryl Hannah's BioDiesel El Camino Pickup Truck

Kill (Gas) Bills: Daryl Hannah’s Bio Diesel El Camino Sold At Auction

For years, the great and the good of Hollywood have helped encourage people to ditch gas guzzlers by turning up to red-carpet events and driving around Beverly Hills in an... read more February 17, 2012 by  5


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

One Reason To Feel Sorry For Oil Companies...Really

It's pretty difficult to feel sorry for oil companies. Why should we? They're in control of a resource we all depend upon, one way or another, and can essentially charge... read more January 18, 2012 by  9


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Renewable Fuel Standards Fall Far Short Of Non-Corn Ethanol Goal

The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards on December 28, a month after they were due and with a drastically lower target for the amount... read more January 5, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley Examines Plug-in Hybrids, Diesels - But W-12 Here To Stay

Bentley might be better known for its fast, powerful, luxury cars typically owned by celebrities, sports stars and business moguls -- but that doesn’t mean it... read more August 30, 2011 by  0


 
Molecule Model of Isobutanol

Scientists Discover Microbes That Turn Newspaper Into Biofuel

Wouldn’t it be great if old newspapers and junk mail could be used to generate biofuel, instead of taking up space in landfills? Tulane University scientists have... read more August 29, 2011 by  2


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Obama's Biofuels Announcement Encouraging, Challenges Remain

In the middle of his much-publicized bus tour into the nation's agricultural heartland on Tuesday, President Obama announced a new initiative to kickstart the U.S. biofuel... read more August 18, 2011 by  2


 
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