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Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

July 2, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, a two-year attempt to transport ethanol by rail through Boston suburbs has come to an end after legislators and the public pushed Global Partners to withdraw its application for permission. Recent legislation passed by the two state houses would prohibit ethanol blending or storage of 5,000 gallons or more per day in an […]

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Biofuels Short Takes: Bowman v. Monsanto ruling from SCOTUS

Biofuels Short Takes: Bowman v. Monsanto ruling from SCOTUS

May 13, 2013 |

Monsanto IP protection case. In Washington, in a unanimous ruling delivered today, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its support for protecting U.S. innovations – in this case, ruling that an Indiana farmer had to pay a fee to Monsanto to use its genetically modified soybeans to make new seeds. Writing the unanimous decision, Justice Elena […]

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UWM researchers develop key process for cellulosic ethanol production

UWM researchers develop key process for cellulosic ethanol production

November 12, 2012 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have streamlined the process used to produce chemicals and biofuels from cellulosic feedstock, eliminating costly pretreatment steps that can account for up to 30% of cellulosic ethanol production costs.

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Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus

Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus

May 23, 2012 |

In Washington, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jon Greenert, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and Lieutenant General John Castellaw (USMC, ret.) joined the chorus of voices calling on the US Senate to support the Department of Defense’s energy innovation programs. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, writing Senator Mark Udall […]

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NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

June 6, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Rep. John Torbett, R-Stanley, responding to the increasing theft of yellow kitchen grease has proposed a bill that would make it a felony to steal $1,000 or more of yellow grease, and a misdemeanor if less were stolen.  Additionally, Torbett is proposing that any yellow grease collectors must be licensed and inspected […]

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4 minutes with… Chris Brown, CEO, Environmental Proteomics

4 minutes with… Chris Brown, CEO, Environmental Proteomics

April 15, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We are biochemists/entrepreneurs making products for basic and applied research into methane production. Having proven our methods and product in the photosynthesis research market, we are excited to be moving into new markets. We have recently achieved precise measurements of the key enzyme […]

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EU Parliament committee approves 7% cap on first generation biofuels

EU Parliament committee approves 7% cap on first generation biofuels

April 14, 2015 |

In Belgium, the European Parliament’s environmental committee has approved the text on biofuels reform negotiated between itself, the European Council and the European Commission. The legislation that seeks to cap first generation biofuel use at 7% will be voted upon during the next plenary session of the Parliament on April 29 in Strasbourg, France.

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Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

April 9, 2015 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and other lawmakers participated in the Iowa Biodiesel Board’s first Ride & Drive event during its annual “Biodiesel Day on the Hill” event. Lawmakers got to drive biodiesel blends in a diesel Chevy Cruze, the only small domestic diesel car; a Ford F-250 Superduty pickup; […]

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Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

March 17, 2015 |

Investment from Flagship Ventures brings Red Rock Biofuels closer to construction of its first commercial advanced aviation biofuels refinery In Colorado, Red Rock Biofuels unveiled a strategic partnership with Flagship Ventures that sets the stage for the construction of its first commercial scale refinery in Lakeview, Oregon. Red Rock last year received a $70 million […]

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The Advanced Biofuels Association’s RFS Gambit: The Complete Remarks

The Advanced Biofuels Association’s RFS Gambit: The Complete Remarks

March 11, 2015 |

Here are the complete remarks by Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association at ABLC 2015, as prepared. It is always good to be back with you at the ABLC. I could have never imagined when I first spoke at this conference seven years ago that I would be here today forced to say that […]

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