Wednesday, October 1, 2008

News and Notes - Oct. 1, 2008

Feature Article

Feeding a Cellulosic Ethanol Plant May Be a Tall Order, but It Might Pay Off

A good look from a midwestern economist on the return from cellulosic ethanol.

US News

U.S. will have largest biodiesel market by 2012, research group says

USDA Sees No Sugar-for-Ethanol Sales in FY 2009

Tesoro sues California air quality regulators over ethanol rule

Construction to begin on new ethanol plant (Osage Energy in VA)

Stalled tax relief bill threatens biodiesel, wind

Biomass company, PSNH broker deal (NH)

Record capital again flows to clean tech

VeraSun Energy:Buyout Candidate, If Obama Wins

ARS Research Shows Manure Could be Useful for Syngas Production for Electricity, Heating, and Biofuels

Report Shows Ethanol Efficiency Gains (13% reduction in electricity consumption)

Ronn Motor Co. Begins Research and Development Program to Study More Efficient Use of Ethanol and Hydrogen Blended Fuels in Scorpion™ Hybrid

International News

Cracking wood gently

Jim Jordan & Associates "Global Market Analysis of Fuel Ethanol" Study Assembles Highly Detailed Picture of Ethanol Industry

Brazil's ALL to ship Cosan ethanol to port by rail

French biofuel tax revision threatens jobs –makers

India’s biofuel drive continues despite global economic turmoil’s-biofuel-drive-continues-despite-global-economic-turmoil-a-biofuels-digest-special-report/

Biodiesel breakthrough comes at £13m cost to BP-backed firm

Brazil's ethanol industry attracting outside investment

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