Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Biofuel’

NREL Teams with Navy, Private Industry to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

NREL Teams with Navy, Private Industry to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

Project could spur jobs in rural America, lead to less reliance of foreign oil

Is Reduction of Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Just Talk?

Is Reduction of Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Just Talk?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently canceled a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency that required refiners to buy cellulosic biofuels (ethanol fermented from grasses, solid waste and other non-food materials. Most ethanol in the United States is made from corn) as a way of supporting the nascent alternative fuel [...]

Congress, Don’t Forget About Algae Biodiesel

Congress, Don’t Forget About Algae Biodiesel

As the folks who are making the next generation of ethanol made their pitch to Congress (see Cindy’s post from earlier), the people who are producing biodiesel from what could be the next great feedstock, algae, reminded members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research not to forget about [...]

Big Oil Bets on Biofuels

Big Oil Bets on Biofuels

At first glance, it might look like oil companies are pulling out of renewables. At the end of June, BP closed its alternative-energy headquarters. The oil company also has cut its alternative-energy budget and closed several solar factories in Spain. And that’s after Shell sold off most of its solar business at the end of [...]

Biodiesel a Part of Presidential Inauguration

Biodiesel a Part of Presidential Inauguration

Before taking the oath of office today, President Barack Obama retraced Abraham Lincoln’s steps by making the journey from Illinois to Washington, D.C. In the spirit of Lincoln and powered by soybean checkoff-funded biodiesel, the “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Tour” mobile museum made this historical 800-mile journey as well. The mobile museum has been [...]

Three New Technologies Now Available for Licensing from MSU

Three New Technologies Now Available for Licensing from MSU

Technologies that could help monitor water safety, prevent leaks from underground gas storage sites and reduce the waste left over from producing biodiesel are now available for licensing to interested companies and entrepreneurs through Montana State University’s Technology Transfer Office. The first technology, a nucleic acid assay that distinguishes between living and dead cells, helps [...]

West Virginians try alternative fuels

West Virginians try alternative fuels

Some West Virginians are looking to alternative fuels as a way to use less foreign oil and reduce pollution. Recently, a New York company announced plans to build a $3 billion plant that turns coal into liquid gas, but you might be surprised to hear about the alternatives already in use in West Virginia.  “This is [...]


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