Thursday, September 4, 2008

News and Notes - Sept. 4, 2008

UTBI-related News and Feature Article

Researchers study shapes of switchgrass bales

This article highlights the switchgrass bale storage research project being conducted at UT’s Milan Research and Education Center in West Tennessee. Dr. Burt English is coordinating the study and finding some pretty interesting results, especially related to water absorption of the different bale types.

US News

USDA Awards $19.7 Million in Value-Added Rural Development Grants; Many Go to Alternative Energy Projects

Aventine sees soft ethanol margins

The new 'oil' is right here in the Northwoods: it's called biomass

BFJ.Com Podcast with Jim Doolittle, Director of the North Central Sun Grant Center on the Sun Grant Initiative Biofuels Research

PA Gov. Rendell: State Poised to Become Leader in Cellulosic Biofuels by Following Recommendations in "Next-Generation Biofuels" Report

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Stover as biofuel raises new questions

Republicans Would End Ethanol Mandate Under Platform

Industry responds to GOP’s anti-ethanol policy

Changing Locomotion in Midstream: California’s Ethanol Mandate (Part 3)

Biofuel researchers look for the good in stinkweed

Biotech company Codexis withdraws IPO

NMSU prepares for biodiesel demo

International News

Brazil Sugar Output to Rise Less Than Forecast on Rain, Ethanol

Parliament passes biofuel bill (New Zealand)

Dutch brewers say enthusiasm for biofuels waning

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