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Apr 08, 2009

Fuel Pump Test Results Bode Well for Higher Ethanol Blends

The Minnesota Center for Automotive Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato, recently published the results of....More
Apr 03, 2009

What to Know About Ethanol Blends and Small Engines

Some people are making claims that E10 fuel, a blend of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline, has led to rough-running,....More
Mar 26, 2009

Wanted: More Innovators, "Wild" Demand

A few weeks ago, I posted “Code Green: Making Renewables a Common American Purpose,” which touched on Thomas Friedman’s....More
Mar 26, 2009

Shell to Host Free Webchat

Want to learn more about what an oil company thinks about biofuels? Shell, the multinational energy and petrochemical....More
Mar 19, 2009

Valero Renewable Fuels Purchases Bulk of VeraSun’s Assets

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has affirmed the sale of substantially all of VeraSun Energy Corporation’s assets. This after....More
Mar 11, 2009

Doubling Corn Gene Results in Greater Biomass

Turning up the action of the Glossy 15 gene could make some corn hybrids good energy crops in the future, according to....More
Mar 11, 2009

U of I to Host First Annual Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference, Free Admission

In other news at the University of Illinois, the university’s Energy Biosciences Institutes (EBI) Biofuels Law and....More
Mar 06, 2009

Lenders, Investors Eye Ethanol’s Future

Biofuel Survival Strategies for a Challenging Market” was the title of a conference and Webinar hosted this week by....More
Feb 26, 2009

Ethanol: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

This week at the 14th annual National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, TX, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable....More
Feb 20, 2009

Biomass Program to Receive $800 Million from Stimulus Package

Valri Lightner, Acting Biomass Program Manager, EERE The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Obama....More
Feb 12, 2009

Biofuels Could Sustainably Replace Substantial Amount of Gas by 2030

Plant and forestry waste and energy crops could sustainably replace nearly a third of gasoline use by 2030, according....More
Feb 12, 2009

Keep Your Eyes on Algae

Algae has made a splash in the U.S. Patent Office, according to Minneapolis-based law firm Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. The....More
Feb 04, 2009

Code Green: Making Renewables a Common American Purpose

Has anyone read Thomas Friedman’s book Hot, Flat, and Crowded? If so, please write and tell me what you think. I....More
Jan 22, 2009

37 Million Jobs from Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency by 2030

The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries represented more than 9 million jobs and $1,045 billion in U.S....More
Jan 22, 2009

What's Biofuel Selling for in Your Area?

The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition has a listing of 1,914 (at last count) locations where consumers can fuel up....More
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