Tag: Arundo

North Carolina budget cuts to hit nitrogen research, Chemtex?

North Carolina budget cuts to hit nitrogen research, Chemtex?

September 2, 2013 |

In North Carolina, state budget cuts continue to shut down research opportunities as the North Carolina Biofuels Center prepares to close by October 1. The North Carolina Department of Energy will take over some of the responsibilities of the research center, but more than two dozen projects stand to lose funding, including a project to […]

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7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

August 8, 2013 |

Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops to scale — and who are the potential big winners? Hot molecules, big markets, proven technologies, ready finance, supportive policy. Sometimes they feel  miles away, sometimes right at hand. But none of them mean anything without sustainable, affordable, reliable, available […]

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EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

July 5, 2013 |

In Washington, The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a supplemental final rule, containing a lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis for renewable fuels made from giant reed (Arundo donax) and napier grass, and a regulatory determination that such fuels qualify as cellulosic renewable fuel under the RFS program. In the rule, EPA addressed concerns over the potential […]

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EPA green lights camelina, energy cane but keeps the lid on arundo

EPA green lights camelina, energy cane but keeps the lid on arundo

February 26, 2013 |

New renewable feedstock OKs. Good news, bad, neutral? The Digest looks in depth at the latest from EPA. In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule qualifying biofuels produced from camelina oil as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel, as well as biofuels from energy cane which qualify as cellulosic biofuel. This final […]

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