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Energy Vision President Joanna D. Underwood (left) at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday.

Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically…
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CSR Asia Highlights the Benefits of Sustainable Palm Oil

Giving smallholders greater say in multi-stakeholder initiatives holds out the promise of greater business opportunities and sustainability for palm oil producers, according to…
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Cheaper Renewable Fuels: Is Algae the Missing Ingredient?

The viability of algae-based fuels varies widely by the process, and some closed systems processes seem very promising.
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New Syngas Production Partnership Coming for Western Canada

What do you get when you combine the resources of a forward-thinking Canadian petroleum company and an innovative American syngas company? The answer…
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Can the US Navy Turn the Tide with Biofuels?

More than a century after the “Great White Fleet” ushered in a new era of U.S. involvement in global affairs, Secretary of the…
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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…