Sunday, July 27, 2008

News and Notes - July 25, 2008

Feature Article

With this week’s announcement of the partnership between UT/Genera Energy, I have received several questions regarding the partnership, biorefinery details, and about Mascoma. I would like to refer everyone to the Genera Energy website ( where they have posted a list of FAQs that will address many of these details.

UTBI-related News

As you can imagine, this is a big week for the UTBI with the announcement of the partnership with Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol. Here is a sampling of news articles related to the event. I’ll just list links as most of the titles are similar.

US News

Ethanol 'concerns' Big Oil

Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Shaefer response letter to Senator Bingaman of New Mexico in regards to his questions about ethanol and food prices (interesting read)

Restrictive language threatens cellulosic ethanol growth (Energy Bill)

Harkin: Gas cheaper because of ethanol

Agribusiness Group Forms To Protect Ethanol Subsidies (Dupont, John Deere, Monsanto, etc)

Company makes, sells biodiesel at Va. truck stop

Uprising Against the Ethanol Mandate

Los Angeles County approves commercial ethanol plant (BlueFire Ethanol)

Primafuel to Install Industry-Leading SMAART™Oil Solution at Amaizing Energy Ethanol Facility

Ethanol whining from Kansas

What’s Driving Food Prices? A Farm Foundation Report

EESI releases new cellulosic factsheets

The Ethanol Trap: Why Policies to Promote Ethanol as Fuel Need Rethinking (a CD Howe Institute Report)
And the Canadian Biofuels Association response to the report

Gassing up with garbage

Athenix raises $10M for biofuels and specialty chemicals

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