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Calyx Announces Commercial Launch Of Higher Yielding Variety Of Resonance Carinata
Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc., is pleased to announce the commercial launch of an improved variety of Resonance carinata, an industrial oilseed crop that is proprietary to Calyx's operating subsidiary, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Grant brings biofuel study to WNC
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina gave a $766,000 grant to study the viability of canola as biofuel crop in WNC.
Engineered microbes grow in the dark
Scientists at the University of California, Davis have engineered a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria to grow without the need for light.
'End biofuel production to save food' - Charshalton and Wallington MP ...
"End biofuel production to save food" - Charshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake joins ActionAid campaign against global hunger Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has joined calls to end the the manufacturing of biofuels from crops, claiming the practice is driving food prices ever higher.
Sat May 18, 2013
Study: RIN Prices for E85 Expansion
According to recent study by FAPRI-MU higher biofuel blending requirements through the Renewable Fuel Standard increase the incentives to use higher biofuel blends, as seen by high Renewable Identification Number prices so far this year.
Fri May 17, 2013
UCSB assistant professor Michelle O'Malley receives 2013 DOE Early Career Award
Michelle O'Malley, an assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemical Engineering, has received a 2013 Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
UPDATE 1-CME Group sees first trade for RIN futures
The CME Group's newly-launched renewable identification number futures contracts saw their first trade on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the exchange operator.
"United States Agribusiness Report Q2 2013" is now available at Fast Market Research
Unlike grains, we believe cotton production in 2013/14 will decline largely due to a reduced planted area.
Thu May 16, 2013
Three Nebraska Producers Receive Funds for Biofuel Production
Three Nebraska fuel producers will receive a combined total of more than $1.4 million to support the production of advanced biofuels.
Consumers, economy and environment lose with Renewable Fuel Standard
It is quite a shock when an industry, built by taxpayer dollars and surviving on government support, touts the importance of fair competition.
Can biofuels increase alternative fuel vehicle adoption?
Many consumers and fleet managers associate alternatives fuel vehicles with plug-in electric vehicles or hybrids, where electricity is the chosen energy, i.e. fueling, source.
Wed May 15, 2013
Collusion Course: Machinations of the Double-Headed Beast
Would would have thought that oil barons -- of all people! -- would be involved in dirty back-room dealings to gorge their for more than a decade.
The Washington Post
WTI Crude Falls a Fifth Day in Longest Losing Run Since December
West Texas Intermediate crude fell for a fifth day in its longest run of declines since December.
The Globe and Mail
Hungarian ethanol firm sparked EU's massive cross-border oil pricing probe
The European Commission has embarked on the biggest cross-border trading probe since the Libor scandal sent shock waves through the secretive financial industry.
Journal of Experimental Botany
Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus ...
Energy crops can provide a sustainable source of power and fuels, and mitigate the negative effects of CO2 emissions associated with fossil fuel use.
Scientists develop 'green' pretreatment of Miscanthus for biofuels
Two University of Illinois scientists have developed an environmentally friendly and more economical way of pretreating Miscanthus in the biofuel production process.
Nat'l Tractor Pullers Assn To Allow 100% Biodiesel
NAT'L TRACTOR PULLERS ASSN TO ALLOW 100% BIODIESEL May 15, 2013 Source: United Soybean Board news release A partnership between U.S. soybean farmers and the National Tractor Pullers Association will reach another milestone Friday when the NTPA begins allowing the use of 100 percent biodiesel, in all diesel pulling classes for this season.
Bill would let natural gas-based ethanol qualify as renewable
To the federal government, ethanol only counts as a conventional biofuel if it is produced from switch grass, corn starch or other easily replenished materials.
Tue May 14, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Oil companies raided in Europe price-fixing probe
The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of European Union anti-trust rules.
Science Fiction in the News
Bacteria Now Make Biofuel Like Oil
A UK researcher has altered E. coli bacteria, forcing them to produce hydrocarbons that are chemically the same as commercial grade fuel.