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Cellulosic Ethanol

Biofuels Plant Converts Plant Waste To Ethanol

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ern...

Cellulosic Ethanol: Firsts, Failures, Myths and Risks

Rachel Smolker | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Wires have been buzzing with news about the "first" commercial production of cellulosic biofuels, a project of POET and the Dutch State Mines (DSM) in Emmetsburg, Iowa that is to produce ethanol from corn stover.

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Corn Ethanol -- Not Enough Bang For the Subsidized Buck

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The fundamental problem with corn ethanol, the thing that makes it a non-starter in practical terms, is that it is not at all clear that corn ethanol reduces green house gases.

ZeaChem Inc. Opens Plant For Processing Wood Chips

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado company that has developed a process to convert wood to fuel is starting construction of what will eventually be a commercia...

The Days of Energy Malaise Are Over

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

So when are we going to wake up to the fact that our dependence on imported oil is worse than in the days of Carter's "malaise"? And what are we going to do about it?

Time's Grunwald Grinds an Axe Against Biofuels

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Far from being "rigged" in favor of biofuels, EPA's examination was rigged against biofuels and ignored petroleum products.

Celebrating Ag and Energy Day Year Round

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Dinneen

Celebrating the productivity and the potential of American agriculture is something that we need to do more often. Too few people recognize that food doesn't miraculously appear on grocery store shelves.

Arbitrary, Thy Name is ARB: The Flaws in the California Air Resources Board Carbon Reduction Proposal

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

In the debate over how best to reduce carbon emissions, there are some who claim, without much scientific support, that continuing to burn petroleum is better than shifting to renewable biofuels.

Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Better For Environment -- And Health

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The study finds that cellulosic ethanol has fewer negative effects on human health because it emits smaller amounts of fine particulate matter, an esp...

Staying in the Lead on Biofuel Development -- Part 2

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Producing ethanol from cellulose can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 86% compared to gasoline according to the US Department of Energy, and ethanol can be produced in almost every part of the country.

Staying in the Lead on Biofuel Development -- Part 1

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Given the higher cost for building new cellulosic plants, changes in tax provisions will help with financing. But more is needed if we are to sustain the growth of this vital home grown industry.

Green Investing Slows, Perhaps Marking Shift To New Biofuels

San Francisco Chronicle | David R. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green tech companies worldwide received a record $8.4 billion in venture capital during the year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Cleante...

Green Jobs and Biofuels

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

One of President-elect Obama's key objectives early in his administration is to create 2.5 million jobs through investment in green technologies.

Cellulosic Ethanol: What Is It?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cellulosic ethanol is a type of fuel made from fibrous plant matter -- the non-edible stuff -- and wood chips. Optimists speculate that it could be as...

Biofuels: Good or Bad?

Vinod Khosla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vinod Khosla

Discussing biofuels is like discussing drugs: society recognizes the difference between aspirin and cocaine and we should also be cognizant of differences in biofuels.

Is Vinegar The Secret Ingredient For Biofuels?

CNET News | Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To make ethanol, you want to make vinegar first, according to ZeaChem. The biofuel start-up, which has moved from Colorado to Silicon Valley, says it...