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Six African Countries Win $330 Million to Bolster Private Investment in Climate Action

Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African…
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Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that…
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Video Interview: Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

NIck Aster talks to Jonathan Wolfson about the myriad oils that Solazyme aims to produce from cooking oil to biofuels and the many…
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Biofuels Taking Off With United Airlines

United Airlines signed an agreement with AltAir Fuels of Seattle, a participant in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) initiative, to purchase 15…
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Increased Corn Prices Threaten Ethanol Fuel’s Long Term Viability

Ethanol has seen several hiccups as of late. A drought has caused water shortages wreaking havoc on corn crops, driving up the price…
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Could Switchgrass Replace Home Heating Oil in the Northeast?

Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year…
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Wastewater May Decrease Environmental Impact of Cellulosic Ethanol Production

A University of Illinois study concluded treated wastewater could be just as efficient as fresh potable water for the production of cellulosic ethanol.
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The Triumphs and Struggles of Clean Technology in 2012

When it comes to clean energy, last year was a mixed bag, as the Clean Energy Trends 2013 report by Clean Edge points…
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KLM Launches First Weekly Transatlantic Flight Using Biofuels

Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.
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Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Biofuel Credits

The New Year’s fiscal cliff deal has received quite a bit of press. We have already discussed the significance of extending the Wind…
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
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British Airways’ Jet Biofuel Plant Will Open in 2015

Yesterday British Airways (BA) announced that it has found a site for a bio-refinery that will generate up to 50,000 tons of jet…
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How to Keep Biofuels Sustainable

RP Siegel asks Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, who is Sustainability Manager for Novozymes, how we can ensure that biofuels are being produced in a…
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Chain Restaurants Claim Renewable Fuel Standard and Corn Ethanol Cost Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants claims the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard and corn ethanol production cost restaurants billions annually.
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How Biofuels Will Lead Transition to a Sustainable Economy

The biobased economy has enormous potential and we should not be surprised to see it carry a large share of the transition to…