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    UCS infographics illustrate path to 'half the oil' by 2035

    Sometimes, you just need some simple pictures to prove your point. If you're the Union of Concerned Scientists and you want to let people know that "we can half it" (oil use, that it) by supporting more electric cars and biofuel use, then a couple of bright infographics might do the trick. In ...

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    Official: 25-million-gallion cellulosic ethanol plant opening in early 2014

    Cellulosic bio-ethanol is poised to see large scale production for the first time next year. Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is ready to start construction of a plant in early 2014 that will produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic bio-ethanol annually, later ramping up to 25 million gallons. ...

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    Video: Neil Young fills up LincVolt, back from the dead, with cellulosic ethanol

    Long may you run, Neil. That's our take on reports of Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young cruising around the country in his 1959 Lincoln Continental that's been converted to run on cellulosic ethanol, or biofuel made from wood, grass and non-edible parts of plants. Young recently showed off ...

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    Report: Mascoma backs away from IPO plans

    Mascoma, a cellulosic ethanol maker, has been working on gaining capital investment from just about every funding source out there. But now it looks like the attempts to go public and raise $100 million have been pulled off the market. Gigaom's Katie Fehrenbacher had been puzzled that a company ...

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    Report: Cellulosic ethanol "floodgates" will open in 2013

    Output of cellulosic ethanol will surge starting in 2013, according to the U.S.' largest corn-based biofuel production firm, Poet LLC. Poet says 2013 marks the start of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production in the U.S. and predicts its lone facility will "open the floodgates" for the ...

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    USDA: Advanced biofuel payouts will create jobs, jobs and even more jobs

    Let's create jobs while concurrently expanding the U.S. output of advanced biofuels, says Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Just days ago, the USDA announced that its will fork over some money to more than 160 energy producers in 41 states to support the expansion of advanced ...

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    Chrysler signs cellulosic ethanol agreement with ZeaChem

    Remember that cellulosic ethanol deal between GM and Coskata? Or the one between GM and Mascoma? Those are a couple years old at this point and haven't exactly set the ethanol markets on fire, but that doesn't mean that the idea of an automaker and a next-gen biofuel company working together ...

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    DOE loans $105 million to cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in Iowa

    As last week came to an end, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a conditional loan of $105 million to support the development of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility. Project Liberty, sponsored by Poet, will use the funds to churn out up to 25 million gallons ...

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    Genencor mixes up enzyme cocktail to boost cellulosic ethanol production

    International enzyme development firm Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, has announced it's now mixing up the fourth enzyme cocktail in its trademarked Accellerase line. Called Accellerase Trio, Genencor says that this latest enzyme is designed to boost production of cellulosic ethanol from ...

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    EPA sets 2012 renewable fuel standard proposal at 15.2 billion gallons

    For 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again upping the level for how much renewable fuel the U.S. should use in the Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program (aka RFS2). The EPA's proposed targets are: Biomass-based diesel (1.00 billion gallons; 0.91 ...

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    Petrobras to invest $400M in advanced biofuel research, development

    Brazilian energy company Petrobras has set aside nearly $400 million for research and development related to advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and aviation fuels. According to Petrobras Biocombustível's head of technology management, João Norberto Noschang Neto, the ...

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    UK's TMO Renewables signs cellulosic ethanol deal with 2 Chinese oil companies

    UK-based TMO Renewables has inked deals with two Chinese firms to develop pilot cellulosic ethanol production plants. The deals are with state-owned COFCO Limited, China's largest oil and food importer and exporter, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation, one of the nation's leading ...

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    Dupont looking to corner U.S.' cellulosic ethanol industry with acquisition of Dansico

    Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is the town of Vonore, TN. While it's not exactly the type of city that one would associate with cutting-edge cellulosic ethanol production, it is here that DuPont, the U.S. chemical company, is trying to buy Danisco's joint-owned facility for ...

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    And that's that: Shell quits last algae biodiesel research project

    With the promise of 100 times as much fuel per acre than traditional sources like corn and soy, algae biofuel was thought to be the answer to biofuels. Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy even gave out $24 million for research on this new technology, including $9 million to Cellana. Who ...

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    American Process Inc. launches cellulosic ethanol project in Michigan

    Yet another cellulosic ethanol project launched recently, this time in Alpena, MI with Governor Jennifer Granholm on hand for the ribbon cutting. The facility will be run by American Process Incorporated (API) and will produce ethanol from waste materials produced by an adjacent hardwood plant ...

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    Cellulosic E85-fueled machines win Road America ALMS Green Challenge

    Jonny Cocker in the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As the checkered flag flew on this weekend's American Le Mans Series race at Road America, cars powered by cellulosic E85 dominated the Michelin Green X Challenge. One of the biggest proponents of biofuels ...

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    Ford's Sue Cischke says entire U.S. fleet should be able to burn E20

    Even as it moves toward electrification, Ford continues to support burning ethanol in more and more vehicles in the coming years. Ford's group vice president for sustainability, environment and safety engineering, Sue Cischke, reaffirmed the company's belief in the biofuel – especially the ...

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    Dyson Racing claims first ALMS victory for biobutanol

    Earlier this year, we saw the addition of a fourth fuel option to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) when it was announced that Dyson Racing would be running bio-butanol in its Lola-Mazda coupe. This past weekend at Mid-Ohio, the Dyson car managed to score its first victory in the sixth race of ...

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    EPA issues 2011 update to Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced what it thinks the 2011 percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard program (aka RFS2) should be. The EPA proposed that the overall volumes and standards for the four fuels categories in the program should be: Biomass-based ...

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    American Le Mans Series Ferraris switch to cellulosic E85

    This weekend's round of the American Le Mans Series at Miller Motorsports park in Utah will see the four Ferrari F430 GTs of Extreme Speed Motorsports and Risi Racing switch from running on an E10 ethanol/gasoline blend to using cellulosic E85. With this change, 10 of the 13 cars running in GT2 ...


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