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Minnesota Political Notebook: Report sparks debate on plant-based fuels - INFORUM

Biofuel News - 12 hours 57 min ago

Minnesota Political Notebook: Report sparks debate on plant-based fuels
INFORUM
The Times story said: “Timothy D. Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton and primary author of the report, said that more recent science had challenged some of the assumptions underpinning many of the pro-biofuel policies. 'We've only got one planet, ...

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I Come To Bury Renewable Fuel Standards - Town Hall

Biofuel News - 14 hours 28 min ago

Town Hall

I Come To Bury Renewable Fuel Standards
Town Hall
They say ethanol is vital to agricultural sector jobs and revenues, “homegrown fuels” diversify our energy mix and reduce foreign imports, and biofuels help prevent “dangerous manmade climate change.” The claims do not withstand scrutiny. Ethanol has ...

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Capitol Chatter: New report fuels biofuels debate - Grand Forks Herald

Biofuel News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:51

Capitol Chatter: New report fuels biofuels debate
Grand Forks Herald
The Times story said: "Timothy D. Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton and primary author of the report, said that more recent science had challenged some of the assumptions underpinning many of the pro-biofuel policies. 'We've only got one planet, ...

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Biofuel Production Does Not Compete With Food Resources, Says New Research - AZoCleantech

Biofuel News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 07:28

Biofuel Production Does Not Compete With Food Resources, Says New Research
AZoCleantech
The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes. The research, published in the open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels, demonstrates the ...

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UK transport fuel firm Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' plant - Sierra Leone Times

Biofuel News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 02:15

UK transport fuel firm Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' plant
Sierra Leone Times
Greenergy, which already operates a waste-based biodiesel facility at Immingham on the east coast of England, has acquired the Harvest facility to ramp up its domestic capacity to meet its own biofuel blending commitments under the U.K.'s Renewable ...

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Researchers Figure Out Method to Make Jet Fuel and Biodiesel Using Algae - Tech Times

Biofuel News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 01:09

Tech Times

Researchers Figure Out Method to Make Jet Fuel and Biodiesel Using Algae
Tech Times
Algae have tapped into as a biofuel source before but never as the starting point for jet fuel. Now a team led by Gregory O'Neil and Christopher Reddy have managed to not just produce biodiesel but also derive jet fuel from the process, creating two biofuels ...

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PNNL Recognized for Moving Biofuel, Chemical Analysis Innovations to Market - Lab Manager Magazine

Biofuel News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 01:02

PNNL Recognized for Moving Biofuel, Chemical Analysis Innovations to Market
Lab Manager Magazine
Clean, Green Biocrude Machine: This pilot plant in Colorado uses a PNNL-developed process to turn algae into biocrude oil, which in turn can become renewable aviation fuels, gasoline and diesel using conventional refining. PNNL received an award from ...

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New report fuels biofuels debate - Worthington Daily Globe

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 23:27

New report fuels biofuels debate
Worthington Daily Globe
The Times story said: “Timothy D. Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton and primary author of the report, said that more recent science had challenged some of the assumptions underpinning many of the pro-biofuel policies. 'We've only got one planet, ...

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Biodiesel Industry Seeks EPA Help - Agriculture.com

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:52

Agriculture.com

Biodiesel Industry Seeks EPA Help
Agriculture.com
“We are requesting that you reconsider your decision about Argentinian product, and we are urgently requesting a finalized 2014 rule which sets biomass‐based diesel at actual production of 1.75 billion gallons and total advanced biofuel at the statutory 3.75 ...

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Argentine biofuels group sees no exports spike from US policy shift - Reuters

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:21

Argentine biofuels group sees no exports spike from US policy shift
Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it approved the alternative tracking method, which will give Argentine biodiesel producers a second way to show that soy used in their biofuel is grown on fields that were not deforested.

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As a green alternative, biofuels are running out of gas - Chicago Sun-Times

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:03

Chicago Sun-Times

As a green alternative, biofuels are running out of gas
Chicago Sun-Times
Coskata President and CEO Bill Roe talks to media on a tour of the Coskata ethanol making process at the opening of the biofuel company's flex ethanol facility Thursday, October 15, 2009 in Madison, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David A. DeNoma for General ...

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A Problem with No Place on the World Agenda: Hunger - Weekly Blitz

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:13

A Problem with No Place on the World Agenda: Hunger
Weekly Blitz
Biofuel is the general name given to gas, liquid and solid products obtained from biochemical or thermochemical recycling of certain agricultural products. Biofuels are used as vehicle fuel in the transport sector and in the production of heat and light in the ...

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EPA Response on RFS and CARBIO Plan - Domestic Fuel

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:35

EPA Response on RFS and CARBIO Plan
Domestic Fuel
Namely, in order to qualify for the RFS program, planted crop and crop residue used as feedstock for biofuels must be harvested from agricultural land cleared or cultivated prior to December 2007 (the date of EISA's enactment). The RFS regulations Congress ...

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Method Yields Biofuel, Food from One Crop - Laboratory Equipment

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:17

Method Yields Biofuel, Food from One Crop
Laboratory Equipment
The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes. The research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels, ...

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Report: Governments Should Phase Out Emphasis On Bioenergy - Manufacturing.net

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:07

Manufacturing.net

Report: Governments Should Phase Out Emphasis On Bioenergy
Manufacturing.net
In addition, the report said increasing biofuel goals would exacerbate a 70 percent "food gap" -- the difference between currently available crop calories and projected global need -- between 2006 and 2050. Moreover, establishing the bioenergy threshold at ...

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Lakeview's biofuel plant moves ahead - Herald and News

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:27

Lakeview's biofuel plant moves ahead
Herald and News
Red Rock Biofuels is working with Lake County, the town of Lakeview and state agencies to receive approvals to build a biomass plant south of Lakeview. The plant would produce fuel for military and private sector transportation under the U.S. Department of ...

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Food vs. Fuel: Worse than We Thought? - Global Warming (blog)

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:53

Food vs. Fuel: Worse than We Thought?
Global Warming (blog)
If crop-based biofuels were phased out by 2050, the food gap would shrink to 60 percent. But more ambitious biofuel targets—currently being pursued by large economies—could increase the gap to about 90 percent. Wider bioenergy targets—such as a goal ...

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Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' UK biodiesel plant - Biodiesel Magazine

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:12

Biodiesel Magazine

Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' UK biodiesel plant
Biodiesel Magazine
Greenergy announced Jan. 30 that it has acquired Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. Greenergy says the acquisition of Harvest's manufacturing assets gives it additional biodiesel production capacity to ...

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New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels - Alaska Dispatch News

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:13

New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels
Alaska Dispatch News
Some types of biofuels do make environmental sense, the report found, particularly those made from wastes like sawdust, tree trimmings and cornstalks. But their potential is limited, and these fuels should probably be used in airplanes, for which there is no ...

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Paper warns against devoting land to biomass for ethanol - Farm Futures

Biofuel News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:14

Paper warns against devoting land to biomass for ethanol
Farm Futures
The paper, authored by WRI senior fellow and former Environmental Defense Fund attorney Tim Searchinger, finds that the limited amount of land that is available for food and timber growth is insufficient to produce the amount of biofuel that would meet ...

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