ethanol

Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

Monsanto: Farming Has a Critical Role in Fighting Climate Change

An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100…

Why a Koch Brothers Front Is Blasting Ethanol in Iowa

A conservative think-tank backed by the Koch brothers just launched a massive anti-ethanol campaign in Iowa, six days before the country's first presidential…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…