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US Senate vote against repealing ethanol tax credits [Registered]

The US senate beat back a challenge to dispense with $ 6 billion ethanol subsidies enjoyed by the corn ethanol industry. The unsuccessful amendment was led by the Republican senator […]

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US Department of Energy funds cellulosic ethanol and biochemicals projects [Registered]

The US Department of Energy is funding up to $36 million for six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, that are largely to with developing effective […]

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Gevo begins retrofitting an ethanol plant to produce commercial scale biobased isobutanol [Registered]

Gevo, Inc. announced on 31 May that it has begun the retrofit of its ethanol facility in Luverne, Minnesota, to produce biobased isobutanol. The retrofit, which is expected to be […]

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Bioengineered algae quadruples hydrogen production [Registered]

Many kinds of algae and cyanobacteria are capable of using energy from sunlight to split water molecules and release hydrogen. One reason this approach hasn’t yet been harnessed for fuel […]

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Brazil – Ethanol production and price volatility command attention [Registered]

In response to recent price volatility, Brazil’s government have been forced into action to provide necessary financing and other incentives to boost sugar cane ethanol production that has struggled recently. […]

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$47 million granted for biorenewables R&D in USA [Registered]

The US Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy announced in early May $47 million in awards for eight research and development projects to support production of biofuels, bioenergy and […]

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Profitability of corn-ethanol production likely to be boosted by Rhizopus oligosporus [Registered]

Corn-ethanol production has been given a boost by the Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen research team’s award-winning idea for improving the overall profitability of production. Their process is being […]

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Mustang to aid Gevo in producing bio-jet fuel [Registered]

Gevo, Inc. announced in late April that it has signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP (Mustang) to convert Gevo’s renewable isobutanol to bio-jet fuel. This effort […]

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Cobalt Technologies embarks on n-butanol production demonstration plant [Registered]

Cobalt Technologies recently secured $20 million Series D funding from The Whittemore Collection Ltd to build its new 470,000 gallon (2,138,500 litres) per year demonstration plant in Alpena, Michigan (USA), […]

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Efflux pumps counteract biofuel toxicity in microbes [Registered]

One of the key issue in the production of microbial-based drop-in biofuels (potential replacements for gasoline, diesel and jet fuels) is that of toxicity to microbes, which presents a “production […]

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