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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
Jan 16, 2009

At Current Prices, Ethanol Plants Stand to Lose

At the current spot price for ethanol, ethanol plants with capital debt are expected to lose money at near-time corn....More
Jan 12, 2009

2009 Ethanol Outlook

The ethanol industry is likely to see further consolidation in 2009 as it copes with continued volatility in grain....More
Jan 09, 2009

February, Big Month for National Biofuels Meetings

If you haven’t already registered, consider attending one or both of the biofuels industry’s leading conferences: the....More
Jan 07, 2009

50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

You know that an industry has come of age when publishers begin to rank the biggest, the most popular, or in the recent....More
Dec 31, 2008

Learning Something from High Fuel Prices

Retail gas and diesel fuel prices in 2009 are projected to be $2.03 and $2.47 per gallon respectively, reports the....More
Dec 29, 2008

25x'25 Recommendations Right for This Country Now

The 25x’25 National Steering Committee has it right. Made up of nearly 30 volunteers with agricultural production,....More
Dec 10, 2008

Want to Learn More About Biomass?

How many biomass to fuels projects will be launched next year and beyond and what are the success factors for getting....More
Dec 10, 2008

Heating Your Home With Biodiesel

If you heat your home with heating oil, you might want to check out a new Web site,, created by....More
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