Wednesday, October 8, 2008

News and Notes - Oct. 8, 2008

UTBI-related News

Biofuels Initiative Excites State Expert

Commissioner Nicely: Green Islands Growing In Tennessee

Groundbreaking looms for DuPont Danisco, UT cellulosic ethanol pilot project; corn cobs for first year, then switching to switchgrass

Presidential debate triggers seminars, musical events (UTBI)

DuPont meeting significant 2008 milestones in progressing advanced biofuels

US News

The US Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy jointly released the National Biofuels Action Plan

U.N. Report: Ethanol creating corn and oil price link

Commercial biobutanol operation by 2010, says DuPont

Wood fiber supplies increase, prices decrease

Mandate for biofuels production requires science-based policy and global perspective

Governor’s coalition changes name to focus on biofuels

Ethanol Tariff to Be Discussed in Trade Talks

Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blendson Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines report released by ORNL/NREL

Ethanol companies fall with broader market

Credit crisis has had little direct impact – ADM

NCGA: Economic Stabilization Act Includes Biofuels Incentives, Disaster Relief

New Legislation Includes Incentives for Biomass, Waste-to-Energy

Dynamic Fuels breaks ground on Louisiana plant

Feeding the Future: The Role of the US Ethanol Industry in Food and Feed Production report released

Energy: The Price of Being Green

Poet say removing cobs for fuel helps corn grow

US Chamber Of Commerce: US Should Reconsider Ethanol Tariffs

DOE Awards Novozymes $12.3 Contract to Improve Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Cellulosic ethanol (wood) plant proposed in Colorado

Lignol, Weyerhaeuser explore lignin-based products

Study: Higher ethanol blends don't boost emissions

Alterra turns to fuel additive after biodiesel problems arise

Experts say more research needed to make good on biofuel promise

Interstate 65 Is America's First Biofuels Corridor

Discovering drugs, biofuels in tropical seas

Feds give Poet $76.3 million for biomass plant

Mascoma Corporation Announces $49.5 Million in DOE and State of Michigan Funding for Cellulosic Fuel Facility

KL Process Design Group Goes Public and Changes Name to KL Energy Corp.

ARS Scientists Study Environmentally Friendly Methods to Pretreat Solid Waste and Crop Residue for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Virginia governor Kaine, ex-governor Allen, to debate energy policy as surrogates for McCain, Obama

International News

EU, Brazil at Odds Over Biofuel Cooperation, Says Official,2144,3687906,00.html

Brazil overtakes US as top destination for investment in biofuels

China's Faltering Oil Appetite

China grim on prospects for climate pact

Infinity, Jamaica strike 25-year deal on cane lands

UK Renewable Fuels Agency First Interim Quarterly Report Shows Biofuels Amount and Carbon Reduction Both Greater Than Targeted

D1 Oils reports progress in slimmed-down energy crop business

Southridge Enterprises Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Ethanol Plant in Brazil

Indian companies exporting biodiesel

Germany cuts 2009 biodiesel blending target

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