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Renewable Biofuels

More For Big Oil? Really? Are You Kidding Me?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Cliff Schecter

A recent and flawed proposal from the Obama administration is about to hand a huge payday to the oil industry. And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't need it.

'Most Biofuels Are Not Green,' Researchers Allege

Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: Biofuels were under the microscope all summer in the U.S. due to drought-prompted concerns about the bite they ca...

Can Science Save the Planet?

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Bernie Bulkin

There are more and more stirrings of a science-driven revolution, a transformation in how we generate our power. Some doubt the value of encouraging this sort of revolution to occur. I don't.

From Carbon-Free Home to Carbon-Free Office

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

We recently had the pleasure of taking the battle against fossil fuels out of the home and into the workplace. The Abundance Foundation, a local non-p...

U.S. Pulp-Maker Creates New Biofuel

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

But along with its usual business of pulp-making, the century-old mill is doing something unprecedented: Developing technology to produce bio-butanol,...

Unknown Water Demands Of Biofuel Feedstocks

nytimes.com | KATIE HOWELL of Greenwire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Extensive studies are needed to understand the water needs of biofuel production from cellulosic feedstocks or other next-generation sources, federal ...

From Rice Straw To Diesel Fuel

Sacramento Bee | Jim Downing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A local nonprofit that has developed a method for turning rice straw and wood waste into diesel fuel has attracted some big business backers....

Newly Uncovered Enzymes Turn Corn Plant Waste Into Biofuel

Ethiopian News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cellulose-loving fungi can cut biofuel costs by enabling existing corn ethanol plants to process cheaper, woody feedstocks such as corn stover....