Friday, September 5, 2008

News and Notes - Sept. 5, 2008

Feature Article

Biofuels: Can a global standard solve the sustainability problem?

This article looks at the biofuel sustainability standards developed through the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. This standard is under review in Europe and will likely be utilized by the EU and Britain. These standards were developed in consultation with all stake holders, industrial producers through home users, and may actually develop some staying power. BP has already indicated that it could implement the standards in its own biofuels programs.

US News

Time to reconsider criticism of ethanol

Report: Switchgrass can be used for fuel

Ten strikes and still not out - Biofuels: not cost-effective or lucrative for climate change or business

Nebraska Corn Board: Ethanol Provides Not Only Clean Fuel, But Also Jobs, Taxes, and Economic Activity for Rural Communities

MSU Biofuels Tech to be Commercialized (by Edenspace)

Ethanol plant to open today in Dyersville (IA)

Bratney Offers Oderless Glycerin Technology

Propel Study Shows Biodiesel Runs Equal to, if not Better than Petroleum

International News

Shell and Iogen Extend Alliance on Cellulosic Ethanol

Biofuel push may backfire says official (New Zealand)

Brazil's Sugar Production Seen Lower on Rain, Ethanol

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