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Hardwood Genes Improve Softwood Biofuel Potential - The Green Optimistic (blog)

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Hardwood Genes Improve Softwood Biofuel Potential
The Green Optimistic (blog)
The addition of two hardwood genes to their counterparts, softwoods, may be able to alter the weak environmental tradeoff of creating softwood-derived paper, pulp and biofuel, according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National ...

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Army seeks public comments on EIS draft for biofuel plant - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:09

Army seeks public comments on EIS draft for biofuel plant
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Army has invited the public to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel power generation plant that is expected to be put in service by 2017. Hawaiian Electric Co. will own and ...

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Indonesia's biofuel subsidies may speed up forest loss - SciDev.Net

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:47

Indonesia's biofuel subsidies may speed up forest loss
SciDev.Net
The new subsidies aim to boost the production of palm oil, Indonesia's primary source of biofuel, and reduce the economy's fast growing demand for imported petroleum. According to Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the goal is for biofuel ...

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Pentagon Solicits Advanced Biofuels For The Rocky Mountain/West Coast ... - JD Supra (press release)

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:41

Pentagon Solicits Advanced Biofuels For The Rocky Mountain/West Coast ...
JD Supra (press release)
On April 9, 2015, the Pentagon released the Rocky Mountain/West Coast/Offshore Bulk Fuels Annual Buy (RMW) solicitation for biofuels on the FedBizOpps website. This purchase program supports the goal set by the Secretary of the Navy to have half of the ...

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Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries - Ethanol Producer Magazine

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:19

Ethanol Producer Magazine

Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries
Ethanol Producer Magazine
The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries and reduce those industries' environmental impact. "What we've shown is that it's possible to pair ...

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Battelle, Energy Dept Collaborate on Biomass-to-Fuel Conversion Project - ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:27

ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Battelle, Energy Dept Collaborate on Biomass-to-Fuel Conversion Project
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provided bio-oil stabilization catalysts for Battelle's biomass converter and Marathon Petroleum Corp. helped assess the biofuel product. The system is designed to process at least one ton of biomass a day. Battelle also ...

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EPA Invites Comments on Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to ... - Targeted News Service (subscription)

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:38

EPA Invites Comments on Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)
In this Notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of Brassica carinata (carinata) oil feedstock for use in making biofuels such as ...

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REA Holdings presses on amid edible oil sector consolidation - Proactive Investors UK

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:16

Proactive Investors UK

REA Holdings presses on amid edible oil sector consolidation
Proactive Investors UK
To make the versatile commodity, used for cooking, cosmetics and biofuel, natural forests are converted to oil palm plantations. REA's areas planted with oil palms amounted to 35,000 hectares last year, but the group wants an eventual 60,000 hectares.

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Green twins break tandem paramotor altitude record - Cross Country magazine

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:59

Cross Country magazine

Green twins break tandem paramotor altitude record
Cross Country magazine
The two paramotors, piloted by the twins and with passengers Eliot Nochez and Pierre-Emilio Medina, took off from the glacier below the Aiguille du Midi and topped out at 5,050m-5,100m. Their Vittorazi paramotors were powered by a 70% biofuel mix.

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U.S. Army Seeks Comments on Draft EIS for Schofield Generating Station ... - Targeted News Service (subscription)

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:37

U.S. Army Seeks Comments on Draft EIS for Schofield Generating Station ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)
(3) Hawaiian Electric's construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of a 50 MW capacity, biofuel-capable power generation plant and 46 kV sub-transmission line required to connect the Schofield Generating Station to the Hawaiian Electric grid.

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Cross-sectional SEM image of the nanowire/bacteria hybrid array used in the ... - Gizmag

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:04

Cross-sectional SEM image of the nanowire/bacteria hybrid array used in the ...
Gizmag
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis. According to the researchers, their versatile, high-yield ...

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Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and ... - Gizmag

Biofuel News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:04

Gizmag

Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and ...
Gizmag
According to the researchers, their versatile, high-yield system can take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even biofuel. Although renewable energy is making up a ...

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State renews push for renewable bioenergy - Mackay Daily Mercury

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:10

Mackay Daily Mercury

State renews push for renewable bioenergy
Mackay Daily Mercury
THE QUEENSLAND Government has renewed its push for biofuel after a drop in the use of ethanol. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said ethanol use in fuel had fallen from 2.7% to 1.2%, at the launch of a discussion paper into reviving the industry in Sarina ...

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16 “Red Hot Devil” Questions about biofuels, chemicals, bioproducts and the ... - Biobased Digest

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:25

16 “Red Hot Devil” Questions about biofuels, chemicals, bioproducts and the ...
Biobased Digest
Q. With declining petroleum prices and ample petroleum supply, what message resonates with policymakers and the Administration that will disarm opponents of advanced biofuels and encourage growth and certainty for the advanced biofuels industry?

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Renewable Energy Efforts Take Root in North Carolina - Xconomy

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:47

Renewable Energy Efforts Take Root in North Carolina
Xconomy
But construction has not yet started, which Brake attributed in part to a “chicken and egg problem.” Farmers won't commit to growing biofuel crops until they know a facility will buy them. But biofuel producers won't build until they know they can get the crops.

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Future of biofuels in MEPs hands, says NFU - Gazette & Herald

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:12

Future of biofuels in MEPs hands, says NFU
Gazette & Herald
The cap on the volume of crops allowed to be used for biofuel processing will be reduced from 10 to seven per cent should the compromise be adopted. The NFU says this will further expose farmers to market volatility as it will narrow the biofuels market for ...

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Trader's Alert - Earth Science (ETST), Vega (VGPR), CannaVEST (CANV ... - Techsonian (press release)

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:06

Trader's Alert - Earth Science (ETST), Vega (VGPR), CannaVEST (CANV ...
Techsonian (press release)
Vega Biofuels Inc (OTCMKTS:VGPR) engages in the production and sale of biofuel products. It produces Bio-coal from timber waste using torrefaction technology; and Biochar, an absorbent designed charcoal-type product primarily used as a soil ...

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Inventors at Virginia State Bring Attention To University - Thenewjournalandguide

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:44

Inventors at Virginia State Bring Attention To University
Thenewjournalandguide
Meanwhile, a VSU professor is conducting research on biofuel. And a 1966 grad recently funded an endowment that honors his late wife, a scientist who conducted research on HIV-AIDS at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton. Here are the facts.

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Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries - Lab Manager Magazine

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:51

Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries
Lab Manager Magazine
Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could ...

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EU & competition law review 22 April 2015 - Lexology (registration)

Biofuel News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:34

EU & competition law review 22 April 2015
Lexology (registration)
On 21 April 2015, the Commission confirmed that on 24 March 2015, Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies within bioethanol and biofuel sectors. The Commission revealed that the unannounced inspections ...

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