Tuesday, September 9, 2008

News and Notes - Sept. 9, 2008

Feature Article

Researchers: Standard for life cycle analysis needed
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4760

A review of a recently published paper, this article looks at two Nebraska researchers’ study of life cycle analyses and the need for standardization of those types of studies. I think we all see the need for this type of standardization, so that we can compare apples to apples.

US News

New bacteria could make cheaper ethanol
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0847220620080908

Range Fuels to Explore Herbaceous Energy Crops With Leading Developer of Biomass Feedstocks
http://www.businesswire.com/ (Search for Range Fuels)

Ethanol from seawater and algae gains large investment: a Biofuels Digest profile of Algenol
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/09/09/ethanol-from-seawater-ad-algae-gains-large-investment-a-biofuels-digest-profile-of-algenol/

Biofuels' future unsettled: Technology will enable higher yields from corn, but other concerns remain
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080909/BUSINESS/809090358/1030/BUSINESS01

Cornell Gets $10 Million NSF Grant to Establish New Institute That Applies Computer Power to Sustainability
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/544026/?sc=swhr;xy=5047780

Ag Secretary Schafer defends ethanol production
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/09/08/ap5401120.html

U.S. urged to maintain renewable-fuels incentives
http://www.startribune.com/business/28036104.html?elr=KArksUUUU

Biomass boiler business rapidly expanding
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1998

North Dakota plant destroyed in fire
http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=2716

Colorado State University receives $3 million for biofuels doctoral program
http://www.ncbr.com/article.asp?id=95916

Between E10 and E85, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Consumers Choice, Savings
http://www.ncga.com/news/notd/2008/September/090908.asp

Food and Fuel Delivered: Virginia-Based Osage Bio Energy Moves Forward with Building the Southeast's First Barley-Based Ethanol and Protein-Feed Production Facility
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/food-fuel-delivered/story.aspx?guid={319DCF87-A08D-4384-8063-A18D3A63C6B9}&dist=hppr

K-State works to overcome challenges of making cellulosic ethanol feasible
http://www.ktka.com/news/2008/sep/09/kstate_works_overcome_challenges_making_cellulosic/

'Omnivorous engine' hopes to run on many fuels
http://www.physorg.com/news140099908.html

Drilling takes center stage on Capitol Hill: Ideas galore, but an energy bill seems unlikely to make it out alive
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/5990868.html

International News

Collingwood Ethanol charged under Environmental Protection Act (Canada)
http://www.collingwoodconnection.com/collingwoodconnection/article/115576

New environment boss 'sceptical' (N. Ireland)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7446829.stm

Indian Railways’ Jatropha Biodiesel Gathers Steam: a Biofuels Digest special report
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/09/09/indian-railways’-jatropha-biodiesel-gathers-steam-a-biofuels-digest-special-report/

Biodiesel Expected to Grow in India's Emerging Biofuel Market: New Study
http://www.soyatech.com/news_story.php?id=10155

Biofuels: The Growing Debate
http://www.independentonlinesolutions.com/saab/

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