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Photo Tour: Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Comes to California Farm Country

Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.
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Spotlight: How Biofuel Is Made

The variety and creation of biofuels can be overwhelming. Here is a comprehensive rundown on the types, the creation process and the differences…
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A Brief History of Biofuels

Biofuels, defined as fuel created from recently living material, have been around for more than a century. Periodically, they would surge in popularity…
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BP Getting Deep Into Cellulosic Ethanol

BP took a step towards sustainability this month with the announcement of a major new commitment into alternative energy. This is not the…
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Enzymes: Sustainability’s Secret Weapon

To the untrained ear, "enzyme" sounds like it has something to do with food digestion and, lets be honest, the gut is really…
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Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

NDZiLO’s ethanol plant in the province of Dondo has a capacity to supply two million liters of cassava-based ethanol. The cassava will be…
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Biomass Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass energy has been around since long before anyone spoke of renewables or alternative energy sources. There was a time when wood was…
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Brazil’s Growth Offers Wealth and Worry in The Northeast

WIth Brazil’s global clout comes increased focus on its role as the world’s breadbasket and whether the increasing strain on its land is…
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Balancing the Energy-Water Nexus

With few exceptions, water is necessary to generate and distribute energy. In turn, water can’t be collected, purified and transported without energy. A…
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GM Switchgrass Could Boost Future Bio-Fuel Production

Not so long ago, it seemed that biofuels were assumed to be the best means for us to wean ourselves from our oil…
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Novozymes’ Charcoal Replacement Kills Six Birds With One Stone

Update: 3p Editor Jen Boynton is on the ground in Mozambique following up on this story. Let us know via Twitter what else…
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Researchers Link Ethanol Production and Financial Speculation to Rising Food Prices

A recent scientific paper, from the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) attributes the increase in food prices in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 to…
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NASCAR Goes Green: A Job Well Done or a Lipstick on a Pig?

Earlier this week NASCAR announced race cars had racked up more than one million miles of driving on Sunoco Green E15 ethanol blend,…
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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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Coca Cola Moves Towards Sustainably Sourced Sugar in Brazil and Beyond

Yesterday the world’s first standard for sustainably sourced sugarcane production launched in Brazil, the result of efforts between WWF, Coca-Cola, and Bonsucro.