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Saturday | PR-inside.com

New Report Available: GreenShift Corporation (GERS) - Alternative...

GreenShift invented, and developed new technologies to combine into the back-end of existing dry mill corn ethanol plants to tap into a fresh reserve of inedible crude corn oil. GreenShift helps in the production of fossil fuel and biofuels derived products.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA

Saturday | PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

The company develops and markets biofuel technology and products based on its patented fast pyrolysis technology. It converts biomass into jet fuel, gasoline and diesel.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass

Saturday | The Hill

Ernst vows to fight for Iowa farmers

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst fired back at her deep-pocketed critics in eastern Iowa, warning a gathering of farmers to ignore "annoying ads" that attack her on the renewable fuels standard. "I do support RFS [Renewable Fuels Standard], I support biodiesel," Ernst told a gathering of Iowa Farm Bureau members.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin, Agriculture, Science, Environmental Law, Law, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy

Saturday | Sys-Con Media

Green Startup Bio-Bean Wins $680,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

The jury, chaired by Kay's company uses a patented process to upcycle waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuel products, namely biodiesel and biomass pellets, used for powering buildings and transport systems. Bio-bean is acting in response to the need to produce clean, cheap, local energy while responsibly collecting and disposing of waste.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

MTS Receives INMETRO Safety Approval for Level Plus M-Series Models MR and MG in Brazil

INMETRO is the leading regulatory body governing approvals and specifications for these applications in the country. "With the addition of the INMETRO approval for these liquid level transmitters, we are further expanding our global marketplace to include the growing Brazilian market," explained as we leverage our international experience in the oil and gas, chemical, and biofuel industries."

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Green Car Congress

Chempolis and NRL partner on cellulosic ethanol production from bamboo in Assam

Chempolis Ltd, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation , signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Numaligarh Refinery Limited under which the two will jointly study building a biorefinery in North Eastern India for producing biofuel ethanol from bamboo with co-production of furfural and acetic acid. Bamboo is one of the major non-food biomass resources available abundantly in North East India and it is among the fastest growing plants.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

The Western Producer

Falling crop prices not expected to hurt land values

David Fullington paid what some would call a ridiculous price of $13,600 an acre for a 200 acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbour's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Purdue-based startup manufactures fragrance, improves biofuel production

The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Purdue University, Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Science

Food Industry

Lower saturated fats in new rapeseed strain

Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat. Plant geneticists from the UK's Home Grown Cereals Authority discovered the new plant strain as part of the organisation's A 1.1M project 3356 to reduce the carbon footprint of the lubricants industry.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Contractor

Massachusetts Governor signs law promoting use of renewable energy...

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that will promote the research, development and use of environmentally conscious technologies by awarding alternative energy credits to any building or cooling system that uses renewable energy sources. Starting Jan. 1, 2015, The Renewable Thermal Energy Act will provide financial incentives for several thermal renewable energy heating and cooling alternatives, including geothermal and air-source heat pumps, solar heating, and bio fuels such as wood pellets, wood chips, renewable bio-oils, or renewable natural gas.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Deval Patrick, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US Governors, Tucson, AZ

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Professor Bainbridge on Wine

Good news and bad news on the University of California's "green" investing plans

The good news is that the UC has rejected the call be ecomentalist activists to divest from fossil fuel companies, which was the right decision for all the reasons I suggested the other day. The bad news is that: The University of California will invest $1 billion over five years in companies and researchers coming up with solutions to climate change, part of an overall UC push in sustainability.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

AlertNet

White House playing politics with biofuel policy, oil group says

The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday accused the White House of attempting to use 2014 biofuel targets to influence a tight U.S. Senate race, saying that the Obama administration was putting politics ahead of consumer needs. Management of the biofuel program has taken center stage in an election battle between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

The Auto Channel

NCKU to Set up Station for Converting Waste Cooking Oils into Biodiesel

Sept. 11, 2014: Prof. Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, recently visited National Cheng Kung University , southern Taiwan, to continue his research in converting waste cooking oils into biodiesel with the research team in NCKU.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

KCRG

Iowa college hopes to use grass to power campus

Green grass grows on the Pentacrest in front of the Old Capitol at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The east side of the building is one of the few areas on campus that is regularly watered during 2012's dry weather conditions.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

National Geographic

"Fantasy" of Fuel From Corn Waste Gets Big U.S. Test

EMMETSBURG, Iowa-Despite its grand scale, the event that marked the opening of the Project Liberty ethanol plant in northern Iowa last week at times felt a bit like a homey church function. At a cavernous warehouse in this small Iowa town, nearly 3,000 people gathered at long tables swathed in red, white, and blue cloth to watch the ceremony.

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA, POET, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Agriculture, Science

Domestic Fuel

EIA: Nat Gas, Biofuel to be More of World Fuel by 2040

Natural gas and biofuels will make up the biggest share of the increase in what are known as "other liquid resources" in the world liquid fuel supply. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's International Energy Outlook for 2014 says those fuels that include natural gas plant liquids , biofuels, coal-to-liquids , gas-to-liquids , kerogen , and refinery gain, made up just 14 percent of the world's liquid fuels in 2010.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Chemistry World

Poplar biofuel has potential to offer substantial environmental savings

Biofuels have long been suggested as part of the solution to curbing greenhouse gas emissions and our reliance on oil but a new study is seeking to ease the bottleneck in them being adopted on a global scale by clarifying controversies surrounding their overall environmental sustainabilit y. First generation bioethanol is made from food crops but its benefits are limited as the fuel cannot be produced sustainably on a large scale without threatening food supplies.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Global Warming, Agriculture, Science

San Diego NewsCape

California Energy Commission Approves $13 Million in Grants for...

The California Energy Commission approved more than $5 million in grants to promote efficient use of natural gas, reduce emissions from natural gas-burning cooking systems, and improve indoor environmental air quality during its monthly business meeting today. The Energy Commission also approved $8 million in grants to advance biofuels as a low-carbon transportation fuels.

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Related Topix: Paramount, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Wed Sep 10, 2014

StockMarketsReview.com

Revival of softwood fiber-based forest industry in the Nordic countries in 2014

Forest companies in Northern Europe have announced plans to investment three billion dollars in 2014 in attempt to move beyond mostly producing newsprint and commodity packaging grades. The idea is to diversify their product lines to include new bio-products from wood fiber and to generate bioenergy to reduce the region's dependence on fossil fuels, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Tofte, MN

Bloomberg

Brazil Expands Tax Credit to Ethanol, Sugar Exporters

For the second time this month, Brazil is taking action to stimulate its ethanol industry after falling demand prompted criticism of President Dilma Rousseff . Brazil will expand a tax credit to sugar and ethanol producers to spur demand for the biofuel, Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters in Brasilia today.

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Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, Brazil

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