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Jul 23, 2010

Comment on Biofuels & Rural Development Article

I want to thank Ryan Skinner for writing in about my "Biofuels & Rural Development Go Hand in Hand" article. Please....More
Jul 16, 2010

Call for Ethanol Support Phase Out

Growth Energy, a coalition of 61 ethanol production plant members and about 17,000 ethanol supporters, has proposed an....More
Jul 09, 2010

Blame it on Ethanol Argument Doesn’t Wash

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published a story suggesting that ethanol production could be “every bit as....More
Jul 02, 2010

The Few, The Proud, The Biodiesel Users

The U.S. Marine Corps Southwest Region Fleet Transportation Team (SWRFT) is the West Coast’s biggest biodiesel user....More
Jun 18, 2010

E15 Waiver Delayed Again

The EPA has again delayed a decision that would allow the amount of ethanol that can be blended in gasoline from 10....More
Jun 11, 2010

No Beaches Have Been Closed Due to Ethanol Spills

I’m often impressed by bumper stickers. They often speak volumes in a space of just 12 inches. While I don't think it....More
Jun 04, 2010

Biofuels & Rural Development Go Hand in Hand

“Rural development” – We’re going to hear that phrase a lot more in the months to come as work ramps up on the new farm....More
May 28, 2010

Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extended

Great news for biodiesel producers . . . The House of Representatives today passed the American Jobs and Closing Tax....More
May 21, 2010

Next-Generation Biofuels

This week’s issue of USDA’s Amber Waves reports that production of next-generation biofuels (which include cellulosic....More
May 14, 2010

Cool Way to Calculate Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have a good online guide to help consumers....More
Apr 30, 2010

Clean Energy Economy Will Lead Global Economy

“For decades, we talked about how our dependence on oil threatened our economy; but our will to act rose and fell with....More
Apr 22, 2010

Earth Day: A Teachable Moment

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. April 22 was designated as a day to raise environmental awareness through....More
Apr 09, 2010

Recovery Act Funding Helps Advanced Biofuels Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that the Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will....More
Mar 26, 2010

Bi-Partisan Effort on Extending Ethanol Tax Credits

While Democrats and Republicans have been fighting tooth and nail on health care reform, there was at least one....More
Mar 12, 2010

Work Continues on Further Reducing Ethanol's Water Consumption

In the mid-February 2010 edition of Farm Industry News (page 24), I reported that ethanol is not a water hog. The....More
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