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    Official: Biofore concept car is a plant-laden, sustainable ride

    Old-school surfers have a special place in their heart for the classic paneled station wagons affectionately referred to as "woodies." Now, some folks in Finland are looking to put a new spin on the term with what it says will be the ultimate "green" vehicle. Metropolia University of Applied ...

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    Colorado ethanol producer Front Range Energy moves from corn to woody biomass

    The Environmental Protection Agency continues to give the green light to E15, but the biofuel doesn't have to come from corn ethanol. The exact source of the ethanol in gasoline – whether its 10 percent ethanol (E10) or 15 percent (E15) – isn't impacting the E15 debate, it does in the ...

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    Official: Primus dedicates 'drop-in' fuel plant in New Jersey

    Many alt-rock fans think fondly of Primus, the name of the Bay Area funk-metal group led by legendary bassist Les Claypool. Now, perhaps, alt-fuel fans can get a similarly positive vibe. Primus Green Energy is almost finished building a plant in New Jersey for its so-called "drop-in" gasoline ...

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    USDA establishes 50,000-acre project area for Biomass Crop Assistance Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary, Tom Vilsack, has announced the establishment of a 50,000-acre project area under the USDA's Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). The project's aim is to promote the production of dedicated feedstocks for bioenergy and to spur the development ...

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    Video: Finnish politician converts 1987 El Camino to run on wood gas

    A Finnish politician by the name of Juha Sipila has converted his U.S.-built 1987 Chevrolet El Camino to run on wood gas, and we have an El Camino to rival Daryl Hannah's old biodiesel ride. Sipila's El Camino, dubbed El Kamina (The Stove), features a wood gas setup – similar to the ones ...

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    DOE to hand out $12 million for advanced biofuels development

    To support President Obama's goal of reducing America's oil imports by a third by 2025, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will accept applications for $12 million in funding for laboratory or small pilot-scale projects aimed at developing advanced biofuels. Successful projects ...

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    Ineos New Planet BioEnergy break ground on waste-to-ethanol facility in Florida

    Back in January, Ineos Bio, along with joint venture partner New Planet Energy, received a conditional $75 million guaranteed loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program. Well, it didn't take long for Ineos and NPE, under the JV name of Ineos New ...

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    Ineos receives $75m loan from USDA to construct waste-to-ethanol facility in Florida

    Ineos Bio, along with joint venture partner New Planet Energy (NPE), has received a conditional $75 million guaranteed loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program. Ineos and NPE will utilize the funds to construct its BioEnergy Center outside of Vero ...

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    DOE's Biomass Program hosting algae webinar today

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Biomass Program will host a webinar entitled "The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels" later today (2-4:30 p.m. EDT). This online conference marks the beginning of the DOE's series of webinars that will focus on the development of ...

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    Study: better to burn biomass to power electric cars than to make ethanol

    Corn ethanol promoters, get out your keyboards. You've got another dragon to slay. A new study has found that it is more efficient to straight-up burn plant material to generate electricity and then charge up electric vehicles than to make ethanol for those vehicles. Professor Elliot Campbell at ...

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    The stuff of nightmares: Biomass-fueled autonomous robot

    Cyclone Power Technologies, which we've previously featured for its engine that runs on waste heat, has recently been awarded a contract to build the first stages of an Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (seriously, eater?) for a project that's sponsored by DARPA. Basically, as we understand ...

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    Audi R10s to run on blended GTL/BTL diesel at Le Mans

    Ever since the debut of the Audi R10 in 2006, the mighty diesel-powered sports cars have been running on a gas-to-liquid (GTL) diesel fuel supplied by Shell. For the 2008 running of the 24 hours of Le Mans coming up in a few weeks, Audi and Shell will try a new blend that combines the GTL fuel with ...

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    Project BioReGen: Planting trees to recover a damaged ecosystem

    The project BioReGen is a very interesting plan developed on abandoned industrial estate in the north-east of England (Durham County). Basically, the project recovers polluted land by planting specific crops - in this case, crops intended for biofuels. The process is called biorecovery (see also ...

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    Oklahoma State working on sweet sorghum ethanol process

    Ethanol is in the middle of a flux right now, with the common corn-based ethanol being by far the most available source of the alternative fuel. The future of ethanol is cellulosic, but the technology has not matured to the point where the consumer can fill their tank with the cellulosic-based ...

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    Pine trees hold out hope for biofuels; research underway

    Take a walk down your street, or almost any street in America. What you will find are "stick-built" houses made mostly from softwoods. An important softwood is the pine tree, which is very commonly used in construction. The reason pine is often selected is because it grows very quickly and grows ...

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    Making biofuels with small, fast reactors located close to biomass sources

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota are working on a new method to create syngas from biomass which can then be burned directly to make electricity or converted to many different liquid fuels that we use today. There are already processes being used to create syngas, but this particular one ...

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    Another car that is made from biomass ... wood

    This is the second vehicle that we've shown you which is made almost entirely of biomass. The first one was undoubtedly cool and used hemp materials for the bodywork. That car ran on ethanol and would be a first class ride for the right person, and it was capable of 150 miles per hour. This one, on ...

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    Mascoma Corp to build cellulosic ethanol plant in Michigan

    And now, what many of our readers have been waiting for: cellulosic ethanol. As can be seen from the comments on posts dealing with ethanol production, many people want to take food, specifically corn, out of our gas tanks and back into ourselves. A new plant has been proposed by the ...

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    Range Fuels building the Nation's First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

    Cellulosic ethanol is the next step in making a definitive replacement for foreign oil. The reality is becoming ever closer, now in large part due to Range Fuels. The State of Georgia has just awarded them a permit to build the first plant to employ their patented technology to produce 100 million ...

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    New chemical process could reduce the cost of producing fuels from biomass

    Finding a way to reduce the cost of effectively and cheaply producing fuels from biomass waste is what some consider something of a "holy grail" when it comes to biofuels. If there was a fuel that was cheaper than petroleum-based fuel that people could put in their tanks which would not have any ...


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