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3 hrs ago | Environmental Leader

Researchers Create Low-Waste Biofuel From Alligator Meat in a Snap

Conversion of animal fat to biodiesel has been around for some time - an earlier, but more-wasteful, way to process aligator fat into biofuel was developed in 2011, but the traditional biodiesel process generates significant quantities of solid waste.

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

7 hrs ago | Aerotech News And Review

It is easy being green Green Hornet team strikes, wins environmental excellence award

The Green Hornet flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 22, 2010. On Earth Day 2010, the Super Hornet became the first Navy aircraft to demonstrate alternative fuel capability using a 50/50 blend of camelina biofuel and the Navyis primary jet fuel, jet propellant -5.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Environment, Science

12 hrs ago | Government Executive

The Brutal Bust in Next-Generation Biofuels in One Chart

When it comes to setting overly optimistic targets for the production of advanced biofuels, the United States Environmental Protection Agency makes Pollyanna sound like Eeyore .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Warren Buffett

15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Biofuels worse for environment than Obama administration thought, study finds

" Biofuels made from left-overs of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global-warming in the short run, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will combat climate change," reports the Associated Press .

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Related Topix: Environment, Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

15 hrs ago | Scientific American

Biofuels Mandate is Cut Drastically

EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups By definition, advanced biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent compared with gasoline.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Environment, Science, George Bush

16 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Lufthansa says helping to test new aviation biofuel

Lufthansa is testing a new type of biofuel for use in aircraft, the German carrier said on Wednesday, as the airline industry steps up efforts to cut its carbon dioxide emissions.

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

20 hrs ago | NatureNews

Renewable energy: Biofuels heat up

A new generation of industrial plants can make liquid fuels from almost any organic scraps - from corn stalks and wood chips to urban rubbish.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Plain City, OH, Home Gardening, Home, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Yesterday | Free Republic

Oh, good: The EPA finally, retroactively lowers a 2013 biofuels requirement

It's an improvement, I suppose, over that one time last year when they actually tried to penalize refiners for not complying with the previous year's standard which also vastly overestimated the amount of the required cellulosic biofuels that would exist in the real world rather than inside their self-righteous faux-green fantasies, but that is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS 47

EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Blackshear, GA, Brunswick, GA

Reuters

EPA cuts 2013 target for cellulosic biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons on Tuesday after the industry failed to meet goals for production of the fuel last year.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Alternative Energy, Law, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

ABC News

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming Story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy.

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

Stars and Stripes

Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change

An F/A-18 from the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron is fueled with a 50-50 blend of biofuel and jet fuel.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Military, US Navy, Penn State University Park, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Domestic Fuel

Advanced Biofuels Group Questions Corn Stover Study

In this Ethanol Report, we talk with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen about issues currently facing the ethanol industry inside the Beltway A new study about the climate impact of using corn residue for biofuel production raises more questions than it answers, according to Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the Advanced ... (more)

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

Electric Energy Online

Renewable Energy Group Achieves One Billion Gallon Milestone

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. , announced it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative one billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17 year history.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Domestic Fuel

CSR Looks to Convert Used Railroad Ties to Biofuels

In this Ethanol Report, we talk with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen about issues currently facing the ethanol industry inside the Beltway The Coalition for Sustainable Rail has announced a new initiative to review the feasibility of "upcycling" used railroad ties into advanced biofuels.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota Duluth, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Scared Monkeys

Ooops Federal Govt Study Concludes Biofuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

What say you Barack Obama, Al Gore and the rest? According to a federal government paid for study, bio-fuels made from leftovers of harvested corn plants release 7% more greenhouse gases as compared to conventional, evil gasoline.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Breitbart.com

Study: Corn Biofuels Less 'Green' than Gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

TheStreet.com

Biofuels Survive a Really Bad Day

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Microsoft, Startups, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Ag Professional

USDA simplifies pyrolysis processes for bio-oil production

Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Forbes.com

It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that these biofuels are green, corn ethanol has taken on a $30 billion/yr life of its own.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science, Agriculture, Business News

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