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Jet Fuel from Pine Trees

Two companies may have found a solution, creating drop-in jet fuel from biomass. Not only have the companies created the jet fuel, but…
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Bill Gates on the Five Miracles Needed for Energy and Climate Challenges

Bill Gates is dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources in pursuit of clean energy solutions. His goal is to get the…
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Food Crops vs. Cotton: How Cheap Fashion is Threatening Food Supply

The high demand for cotton might actually be a contributing factor to food shortages and might be a threat to future food security.
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New Green Business Model for Sustainable Finance

Emerging markets for environmental financial investment and trading continue to attract significant global investment interest from untraditional investment sources. The clean energy market…
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Can Synthetic Biology Produce Cheaper Biofuel? Should It?

News out of Washington at year-end included an announcement from the Department of Energy (DOE) concerning a breakthrough at the Joint BioEnergy Institute…

Chicken Fat, Algae to Fuel US Navy Ships in 2012

The United States Navy will use a biofuel blend to fuel both aircraft and warship during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise,…

Food vs Biofuels with Limited Land

Hawai’i’s agricultural system makes an interesting case study in the debate of food versus fuel in agricultural lands. Hawai’i has a tropical climate…
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Barilla and The National Journal Host the “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” Summit

The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet summit, hosted by The National Journal and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, brought together speakers and…
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The Advantage of Organic Biofuel Production

Early so-called 1st generation biofuels are made by fermenting food products (e.g. grains, seeds, sugars) into short-chain alcohols (e.g. ethanol, butanol) or transesterifying…
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Biofuels Propel Blue Angels Over Labor Day Weekend

The Blue Angels wowed visitors Labor Day weekend with their pilots’ stunts at the Patuxent Naval Air Station in southern Maryland over the…
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Ground Breaks for Large Carbon Capture and Storage Facility in Midwest

Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes as the nation’s first large scale CCS…
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USDA Announces 900 Federal Energy Projects for Farms and Small Businesses

President Obama made a group of announcements related to biofuel policy on his bus tour through the Midwest this summer, with the aim…
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Renewable Energy 2010: 16% of Global Energy; Nearly 11% in the US

REN21’s “Renewables 2011” Global Status Report is a remarkable one, particularly in light of the lasting effects of the “Great Recession” and all…
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Biofuels Slowly Take Flight with the Airline Industry

Airlines won final approval from a U.S.-based technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend made from traditional kerosene and biofuels derived…
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Eco Ventures Group: A Growing Family Sustainable Businesses

Florida's Eco Ventures Group is building a family of businesses management says is grounded in Triple Bottom Line principles, including recovering of precious,…