Monday, September 29, 2008

News and Notes - Sept. 29, 2008

Feature Article

Group to finance biofuels center (National Science Foundation)

The NSF will be funding a consortium of universities and agencies to create The Center for Bioenergy and Development. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will be the host institution for the center. Other founding universities include South Dakota State University, Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, State University of New York Stony Brook and the University of Hawaii. The Center will focus on refining starch ethanol technologies while also working on cellulosic biofuels.

US News

Renewable Fuel Standard mandating ethanol has divided rural opinions

Everglades restoration buyout deal may not close door on U.S. Sugar,0,6068806.story

Something’s Brewing: Mt. Hood instructors ready to light the fire on experiment in making ethanol from wood

Credit crisis may delay biofuels development

Tulsa company helps public turn cooking oil into biodiesel

Ethanol plant ‘shocked’ as Steelman pulls loan (MO)

Dead Trees May Power Biomass Energy Plant

Diesel initiative on ropes: Congress may do away with project that uses animal fat (Conoco-Tyson JV)

Company touts ethanol plant to farmers

Jefferson Ethanol Plant Has Unplanned Waste Discharge (WI)

GreenHunter Biofuels Issues Update on Hurricane Ike Damage to Houston, TX Biodiesel Plant

Michigan Passes Renewable Portfolio Standard

Switchgrass eyed as fuel to make ethanol

International News

France plans to end biofuel tax breaks by 2012

U.N. report: Ethanol creates jobs

China should not follow US and Brazilian biofuel development models – expert

PGIB stepping back from Collingwood Ethanol campaign

Scientists work with algae to see if it could become the fuel of the future

Ontario won't increase ethanol content in gasoline,%20THE%20CANADIAN%20PRESS

BCTA raises biodiesel concerns ahead of fuel rule  (Canadian Biodiesel Mandates)

CO2 emissions still booming

Commercialise GM oilseeds: Experts

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