Wednesday, August 6, 2008

News and Notes - August 6, 2008

Feature Article

Southern Forest Industry Braces for Bioenergy

This article reviews the potential for increases in demand for wood chips over the next 12 years. With demand for pellets, wood-to-electricity facilities, and cellulosic ethanol, the study projects demand to incrrease from 2 million tons this year to 13.5 million tons in 2020. It’s an interesting look at the wood market.

US News

BP and Verenium Announce Significant Partnership to Accelerate the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol ($90 million)

EPA to announce decision on RFS waiver request (August 7)

Marathon Oil reports ethanol blending up 38 percent

U.S. and Brazil Energy Officials Meet to Discuss the Future for Both Nations

Va.'s 2 US senators want ethanol mandate relaxed

Obama details energy plan

Gasoline pricing vexes travelers (What goes into pricing gasoline)

UGA taps expert to develop tree biofuel technology

More Pulp and Paper Plants Adding Biofuels and Energy Production to Facilities

State official gets jail time for role in Agri-Ethanol bribery case (NC)

Lesquerella: The Next Source of Biofuel?

LA port vows lawsuit won't stop clean truck plan

First NY-produced biodiesel cargo heads to Europe

International News

Toyota to build ethanol mill in Brazil

Following Fidel's lead, Cuba cuts ethanol plans

Power plant to generate electricity from Ethanol (Pakistan)

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