Friday, August 1, 2008

News and Notes - August 1, 2008

Feature Article

Harvard Study Warns Against Rolling Back Incentives for Biofuels

Finally! A more reasoned view! The Harvard report hits on the fact that we need to be working on biofuels, implementing them with the proper caution and care, and implementing policies that are diverse and tailored to the situation. The knee-jerk reactions that some policy making bodies have to media reports, public response, etc are not the type of policy actions that need taken to further our goals of energy independence.

UTBI-related News

Cellulosic biofuels offer quick solution – Tennessean OpEd by Joseph Skurla, President Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol

UT long involved in farm-based energy – Tennessean OpEd by Kelly Tiller, Dir. Of External Operations, UT Office of Bioenergy Programs

State's biofuel partnership a potential boost of energy  - Tennessean Editorial

US News

GM launches ethanol education video to “debunk myths”

Report: The Impact of Ethanol Production on Food, Feed and Fuel

American Soybean Association: Myths and realities behind rising food prices

Miscanthus grass an ideal biofuels source
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DOE, USDA Granting More Than $10M to Ten Biofuel Genomics Studies

The Department of Energy Selects The Alliance for Sustainable Energy to Operate its Renewable Energy Laboratory

Our view on energy (USA Today Editorial): Ethanol production soars, but its allure plummet

US Ag secretary: Go with green fuel, but drill now

State (KY) gives $1.2 million in energy funding

Company to convert sugarcane ethanol into ethylene

International News

Brazil's Cosan sees record 2008/09 ethanol exports

GreenGold Ray Energies Expands Jatropha Plantations for Increased Biodiesel Oil Productions

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