Monday, September 15, 2008

News and Notes - Double Issue - Sept 12 & 15, 2008

Feature Article

Corn cob ethanol production near

A look at the research the POET LLC is working on in South Dakota. They will be producing cellulosic ethanol from cobs by the end of the year. The artice lbriefly describes and joint DOE project they are working on called Project Liberty, converting a corn ethanol plant into a cellulosic ethanol plant.

US News

American Petroleum Institute and the National Petrochemical and Refiner’s Association filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina challenging the recently-enacted North Carolina ethanol blending statute

GMO Corn-Stover Eats Itself, Makes Ethanol Processing A Breeze

US on track to deliver second-largest corn crop

Aventine to acquire outstanding 21 percent of Nebraska ethanol plant for $4.94 million, from Nebraska Energy Co-op

Tri-State Biodiesel fuels Sept. 11 memorial

Nexterra to Build Biomass Gasification Plant for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN

Link between biofuels and rising global food prices highlighted (by American Farm Bureau economist)

Senate GOP leaders balk at platform on ethanol

Obama tells U.S. farmers he backs ethanol mandate

Energy research looking up (Michigan State)

Local tree center part of alternative fuel puzzle in U.S. (PA looks at switchgrass)

ARS Scientrists Study Switchgrass Cousin False Brome's Genetics to Speed Discoveries About Switchgrass for Biofuels Production

Lee at forefront of bio-diesel research (FL jatropha)

Camelina looks to be best crop for biodiesel production

Renewable Fuels Association Analysis of US Corn Crop

Cleveland-Cliffs to build Iron Range biofuel plant

Catalina Boaters Got Too Much Alcohol -- in Their Fuel

EPA Awards West Virginia University Water Research Institute $550,000 to Develop Sustainable Energy Parks on Mine-Scarred Lands

International News

French group floats non food-based biofuels plan

Farmers ‘could reap the benefit’

Sugar mills threaten to halt ethanol production

EU legislators call for more modest biofuels goal

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