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5 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-USDA chief expects 2014 biofuel use targets to rise

The Obama administration is committed to eventually getting U.S. ethanol production to the 15 billion-gallon level envisioned by Congress, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said on Tuesday. Vilsack also said that proposed cuts to the 2014 mandate were likely to be partially restored, echoing talk in the biofuel industry over the past few months.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Sunflowers in Vermont to supply biodiesel for Green Mountain Power

Sunflowers are a beautiful sight in Vermont , dotting the rural landscape and iconic farms with bursts of autumnal glory. Elsewhere these flowers of the sun billow in the breeze for all to enjoy until they wilt and die with the close of the season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Energy, Green Mountain Power, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | Universal Hub

Brothers plead guilty to role in used vegetable-oil ring

Two Cranston, RI men could get up to five years in the pen for a scheme in which an employee of theirs drove around Rhode Island and the Boston area, siphoning used cooking oil from holding tanks behind restaurants and then selling the liquid to a New Hampshire company that processed it into biodiesel. Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors , Andrew Jeremiah, 78, and Bruce Jeremiah, 72, will also lose the 1984 Ford F700 truck they outfitted with a tank and a special muffler to reduce the sounds of pumping.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Lufthansa conducts first European scheduled flight using sugar-based...

This is the first scheduled flight in to run on this fuel mix. Farnesan is a sugar-based bio-kerosene developed jointly by the TOTAL oil group and the U.S.-based biotech company , which in April of this year received RSB Certification.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

15 hrs ago | Reuters

As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co saw a big jump in sales a few years back when China-led demand sent the price of industrial commodities soaring.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Manufacturing, Construction, Industrial Machines, Agco, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WJRT

Frost & Sullivan: Backward Integration Crucial for Profitability in...

The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, adding to biofuel demand. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Automotive Biofuels Market , finds that the market generated revenues of and created an ethanol blend wall, restraining the market from reaching its potential.

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Related Topix: Consulting, Frost and Sullivan, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Marketing

ThinkProgress

The Oil Industry Thinks The White House Will Raise The Biofuel Mandate To Win A Senate Seat

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst fills out her ballot in Iowa's Republican primary, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The oil industry accused the Obama Administration of using the country's biofuel mandate as a political weapon last week - specifically, that the White House intends to hike up the mandate to help out a Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

The Advances of Next Generation Biotech Equipment

Having gone through ups and downs in recent history, the biotech industry is now ushering in a new generation of advances. In fact, biotech is driving the lab science industry with renewed vigor.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Medicine, Cancer, Health

Business Wire

Teleconference: BIO, Companies to Discuss Progress in Cellulosic Biofuel Production

The final rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards is under review by the White House, and industry is eagerly awaiting its release. In this teleconference for reporters, advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers will highlight the visible progress they've made in commercializing new technology this year.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Sat Sep 13, 2014

PR-inside.com

New Report Available: GreenShift Corporation (GERS) - Alternative...

GreenShift invented, and developed new technologies to combine into the back-end of existing dry mill corn ethanol plants to tap into a fresh reserve of inedible crude corn oil. GreenShift helps in the production of fossil fuel and biofuels derived products.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA

PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

The company develops and markets biofuel technology and products based on its patented fast pyrolysis technology. It converts biomass into jet fuel, gasoline and diesel.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass

The Hill

Ernst vows to fight for Iowa farmers

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst fired back at her deep-pocketed critics in eastern Iowa, warning a gathering of farmers to ignore "annoying ads" that attack her on the renewable fuels standard. "I do support RFS [Renewable Fuels Standard], I support biodiesel," Ernst told a gathering of Iowa Farm Bureau members.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin, Agriculture, Science, Environmental Law, Law, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy

Sys-Con Media

Green Startup Bio-Bean Wins $680,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

The jury, chaired by Kay's company uses a patented process to upcycle waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuel products, namely biodiesel and biomass pellets, used for powering buildings and transport systems. Bio-bean is acting in response to the need to produce clean, cheap, local energy while responsibly collecting and disposing of waste.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

MTS Receives INMETRO Safety Approval for Level Plus M-Series Models MR and MG in Brazil

INMETRO is the leading regulatory body governing approvals and specifications for these applications in the country. "With the addition of the INMETRO approval for these liquid level transmitters, we are further expanding our global marketplace to include the growing Brazilian market," explained as we leverage our international experience in the oil and gas, chemical, and biofuel industries."

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Green Car Congress

Chempolis and NRL partner on cellulosic ethanol production from bamboo in Assam

Chempolis Ltd, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation , signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Numaligarh Refinery Limited under which the two will jointly study building a biorefinery in North Eastern India for producing biofuel ethanol from bamboo with co-production of furfural and acetic acid. Bamboo is one of the major non-food biomass resources available abundantly in North East India and it is among the fastest growing plants.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

The Western Producer

Falling crop prices not expected to hurt land values

David Fullington paid what some would call a ridiculous price of $13,600 an acre for a 200 acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbour's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Purdue-based startup manufactures fragrance, improves biofuel production

The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Purdue University, Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Science

Food Industry

Lower saturated fats in new rapeseed strain

Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat. Plant geneticists from the UK's Home Grown Cereals Authority discovered the new plant strain as part of the organisation's A 1.1M project 3356 to reduce the carbon footprint of the lubricants industry.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Contractor

Massachusetts Governor signs law promoting use of renewable energy...

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that will promote the research, development and use of environmentally conscious technologies by awarding alternative energy credits to any building or cooling system that uses renewable energy sources. Starting Jan. 1, 2015, The Renewable Thermal Energy Act will provide financial incentives for several thermal renewable energy heating and cooling alternatives, including geothermal and air-source heat pumps, solar heating, and bio fuels such as wood pellets, wood chips, renewable bio-oils, or renewable natural gas.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Deval Patrick, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US Governors, Tucson, AZ

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Professor Bainbridge on Wine

Good news and bad news on the University of California's "green" investing plans

The good news is that the UC has rejected the call be ecomentalist activists to divest from fossil fuel companies, which was the right decision for all the reasons I suggested the other day. The bad news is that: The University of California will invest $1 billion over five years in companies and researchers coming up with solutions to climate change, part of an overall UC push in sustainability.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

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