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19 November 2013
Coalition Applauds EPA Decision to Lower Ethanol 2014 Requirements
US - Last week (15 November), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed 2014 renewable fuel (RFS) standard that will require refiners to blend up to 15.21 billion gallons...
18 November 2013
EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards: Industry Reacts
ANALYSIS - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the...
Korean Pig Farmers Increase US Distillers Grains Use
US - Korean imports of US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have increased more than 100 per cent since with continued growth potential as Korean nutritionists gain confidence in...
06 November 2013
Energy Farm Tour Reveals Bioenergy Crops’ Sustainability
US - Students, faculty and staff learned about ongoing research projects at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) Energy Farm as they walked among towering plots of prairie grasses and woody...
Public Support for Renewables Holds Strong
UK - Support for renewable energy for providing our electricity, fuel and heat remains at 76 per cent according to figures published this week. ...
05 November 2013
Monsanto Biofuels Feedstock Research Extended
US - US-based technology provider Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene are to extend and expand a research and development collaboration involving biofuels feedstocks up to August 2016....
04 November 2013
Lords Urged to Support Clean Energy Debates
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is urging the House of Lords to back Energy Bill amendments on three crucial issues when the Bill is debated on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November....
01 November 2013
Chickens to Benefit from Biofuels Breakthrough
UK - Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by...
25 October 2013
Syngenta Contract Could Increase Corn Productivity
US - Plant and crop improvement business Syngenta has signed a contract with Arkalon Ethanol in Kansas for the plant to start using corn which features its Enogen trait technology....
New Digestor Harvests Energy from Poultry Waste
INDIA - Scientists of CSIR-IICT have developed a new digestor for harvesting biogas from poultry waste....
24 October 2013
Nextgen to Host Study Tour at Hever Castle, Kent
UK - Nextgen – the largest event for energy generation - will be hosting a study tour at the prestigious Hever Castle, Kent, on Wednesday, 6th November 2013 in association with Douch Biomass....
22 October 2013
USDA Announces Advanced Biofuels Funding
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to...
11 October 2013
New Funding to Turn Farm Waste to Energy
UK - Farmers will be able to obtain funding to set up small anaerobic digestion (AD) plants under a government-funded loan scheme which opened yesterday....
27 September 2013
Discovery Offers Solution to Canola Crop Losses
CANADA - A genetic discovery by a University of Calgary-led international research team offers a solution to a long-standing "green seed problem" that causes millions of dollars annually in canola...
USDA Funding to Support Disadvantaged Producers, Energy Projects
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsac today visited Jackson, Miss., and announced new investments to support producers and rural communities throughout Mississippi. ...
Additional REAP Awards for Farm Digesters
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced funding for projects in 22 states that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption...
24 September 2013
Successful Castor Beans for Biodiesel Trial in Brazil
BRAZIL - Plant genomics company, Evogene says subsidiary Evofuel has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor bean as an alternative feedstock...
23 September 2013
Cell ‘Scaffold’ is Key to Plant Growth
UK - Scientists have discovered an important mechanism in plant cells which regulates the direction that plant cells grow....
20 September 2013
Biomass Energy Production Showcased at Workshop
US - Growing plants for fuel in Indiana will be the focus of an October 15 Purdue Extension workshop targeted to those interested in biomass energy production....
Bioenergy Scheme for Willow, Miscanthus Opens
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has announced that the 2014 round of the Bioenergy Scheme, which grant aids the planting of the energy crops willow and miscanthus,...
18 September 2013
Renewable Energy Farmers to Advise Others
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland (NFUS) has secured funding from the Scottish Government to assist with the creation and provision of sound independent advice to farmers and land managers across Scotland...
17 September 2013
Turning Algae into Fuel, Keeping Costs Low
EU - A team of European scientists is on a mission to prove that microalgae can be used to produce bioethanol as a biofuel for less than EUR 0.40 a litre. ...
16 September 2013
Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
10 September 2013
NFU Passes Unanimous Decision on Renewable Fuels, COOL and Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution indicating the obligation of Congress to provide continuing to support Country-of-Origin Labeling...
05 September 2013
Domestic RHI to Boost Uptake of UK Renewables
UK - The UK is committed to generating 15 per cent of its energy mix from renewables by 2020; the expectation published in the Renewable Energy Strategy in 2009 was for over 30 per cent of power,...
03 September 2013
Sorghum Research may Benefit Crop Improvement
CHINA - A consortium of researchers from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Qld) and BGI has discovered that sorghum, a drought-tolerant...
28 August 2013
Are UK Farmers Sitting on a £24M Biomethane Goldmine?
UK - New research into biomethane production shows that farmers could be sitting on a £24 million “goldmine”....
27 August 2013
Construction of Major Biomethane-to-Grid AD Project Begins
UK - F.L.I. Energy has announced today that it has begun construction at the Biomethane to Grid Anaerobic Digestion Ellough project, located in Beccles, Suffolk, UK. ...
26 August 2013
Agreement to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana
GHANA - Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with...
22 August 2013
Program Helps Farmers Identify Energy Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers Association has launched its energy innovation program in Gunnedah which will help farmers in all sectors of agriculture think more strategically about...
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