Killing 6 Birds with 1 Stone: Harder Than It Sounds

CleanStar Mozambique's audacious clean cookstove plan was ultimately unsuccessful. But that doesn't mean it wasn't worth trying.
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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.

Shell’s Eco-Marathon Inspires a New Generation of Green Innovation

As I stood on the lawn outside of the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, I knew I was about to…
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Delta Air Lines Joins Oil Industry Groups to Fight EPA Biofuel Mandates

Delta Air Lines recently joined other oil industry trade groups to fight the U.S. biofuel mandate that requires refiners to meet an annual…
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AP Attack on Corn Ethanol: Not the Whole Story

A recent AP story criticized the biofuel industry. 3p correspondent RP Siegel dissects their argument.

American Petroleum Institute Sues EPA Over New Biofuel Mandates

American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over new biofuel mandates. Are these legitimate concerns or just part of a larger anti-renewable agenda?

Clean Cookstoves Mean True Economic Development in Mozambique

Watch this 5 minute video case study of one of our favorite triple bottom line initiatives.

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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Interview: LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren

Lanzatech is a US based startup operating mostly in China who have figured out how to create a variety of useful chemical products…
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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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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.

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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DuPont to Build World-Class Biofuel Refinery in Central Iowa

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest…
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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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Corn Ethanol Revisited

There are a number of reasons why corn ethanol is looked upon with skepticism if not outright scorn in this country, but are…