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In an effort to reduce corn stem-borer infestations, corporate and public researchers partner to develop local [transgenic] Bt corn varieties suitable for Kenya.
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Algae covers the surface of Corydon Lake in Corydon, Iowa. Algae-based fuels have the potential to displace 17 percent of the oil imported for use in the transportation sector, according to the US Energy Department.
In a clear victory for the marine industry - and many others impacted by the existing federal corn ethanol mandate - a group of 10 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would eliminate the federal government's rule that requires the corn-based fuel be included in the country's gasoline blend.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research , and the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative are jointly awarding $8.1 million in research grants to 7 projects using genomics to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used ... (more)
This time it is the EU Presidency which now needs to decide how to deal with biofuels and update the Renewable Energy Directive of 2008.
European Union policy makers rejected plans to push biofuel suppliers to report increased greenhouse-gas emissions that result from food production being displaced by fuel crops to new areas such as forests.
A group of 10 U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate, arguing that current law raises the cost of food and animal feed and damages the environment.
I was in the middle of my political awakening, pissed about the wars and worried about the fate of the planet, when I started writing letters to my congressman, representative Howard "Buck" McKeon, the ten-term Republican who has represented the 25th district of California since it was created.
More area mills likely to join Sappi in manufacturing new products from area's trees 12/12/2013 by Ron Brochu It seemed like a no-brainer last month when the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion announced that a new study has found Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin have an extensive supply of underutilized wood species.
During his keynote and subsequent question-and-answer session at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in San Diego this week, Dr. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute and Founder and CEO, Synthetic Genomics, Inc. tangentially provided a brief update on the status of SGI's research work ... (more)
Commenting today on EU energy ministers' vote against biofuel reforms proposed by the Lithuanian presidency, Friends of the Earth Biofuels Campaigner Kenneth Richter said: "Proposals by the Lithuanian presidency to limit the use of transport fuels made from crops were woefully inadequate - they would have done little to stop the negative ... (more)
AGRICULTURE, NAVY SECRETARIES PROMOTE U.S. MILITARY ENERGY INDEPENDENCE WITH 'FARM-TO-FLEET' Dec. 12, 2013 Source: USDA news release Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Navy's joint "Farm-to-Fleet" venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, ... (more)
Navy Lieutenant Commander Frank Kim holds a glass container with algae based biofuel, left, and a container of diesel fuel, right, currently used in ships.
U.S. corn consumption is forecast to be stronger than expected into next year as ethanol and foreign customers are taking advantage of cheaper prices to increase demand for the crop, the U.S. government said Tuesday.
Gevo Inc. , the U.S. biofuel producer backed by French oil company Total SA, slid the most in more than 14 months after raising $25 million by selling shares.
Ben Wootton was just getting ready to bring his company out of bankruptcy last month when word from Washington stopped him in his tracks.
Despite clear warnings of a new climate normal, we still have not made significant progress in Congress to address the root causes.