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May 21, 2009

This Week’s Developments Show Big Oil Moving into Ethanol Business

The acquisition of bankrupt Northeast Biofuels by Sunoco Inc. this week marks what will likely be a continuing trend....More
May 14, 2009

Biofuels Research Advances

While the biofuels industry is facing challenging times right now, it is important not to lose sight of the research....More
May 05, 2009

Obama Issues Directive to Expedite Biofuel Investments

President Obama today issued a presidential directive to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to “aggressively accelerate the....More
May 01, 2009

Indirect Land Use Bill Introduced

This week, Senator John Thune (R-SD) introduced a bill to prevent attempts to use inaccurate indirect land use models....More
Apr 29, 2009

Valero Energy Corp. Reports First Quarter Earnings

Valero Energy Corporation ( yesterday reported its first quarter 2009 net income of $309 million, or....More
Apr 24, 2009

BIO Fights for Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Products

“The U.S. and world economies have evolved over 100 years to rely on petroleum. It will take time to transform the....More
Apr 15, 2009

Emission Reductions Could be Big Business for Ag & Forestry Sectors

Last year, the 25x25 Alliance formed a Carbon Work Group to analyze the roles of agriculture and forestry in a reduced....More
Apr 08, 2009

Aventine Renewable Energy Files for Chapter 11

Just months after VeraSun Energy filed for Chapter 11, another ethanol producing giant, Aventine Renewable Energy....More
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
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