Sustainability

France seeks biofuel production pause

France is pushing for a worldwide pause in biofuel production whose components compete with food. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Martin Engineering launches new website September 2012

Martin Engineering has officially launched a new website to invoke the company's history, innovations and solutions to customer issues. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BP Biofuels invests in energy crops

BP Biofuels has created a three-year project with Texas AgriLife Research to develop biofuel feedstocks for the Gulf Coast. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Electricity from biofuel waste September 2012

Researchers have used a by-product of biofuel manufacturing to generate cheap and efficient electricity. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Food versus fuel debate rages on

With so much corn being diverted to be used in ethanol, poultry and livestock farmers are paying more for feed, even more so because of the drought. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Faculty of Agriculture joins Dalhousie family September 2012

The former Nova Scotia Agricultural College is now the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. The merger officially took place September 1, 2012. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Livestock, animal products and crop index on the rise September 2012

The Farm Product Price Index rose 4.7 per cent in June 2012 when compared to the same period from 2011, including livestock, crops and animal products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass commercialization research highlighted August 2012

The journal Industrial Biotechnology has collected a series of articles detailing current research into biomass characterization technology. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving biomass processing through plant genetics August 2012

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a gene that is important in making cell walls in woody biomass that make them resistant to biofuel conversion. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breaking down biomass with microbes

University of Georgia researchers are using bacteria suited to really high temperatures to break down biomass and transform it into fuel Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biorefinery uses every bit of soybeans August 2012

Scientists have unveiled a new integrated soybean biorefinery that utilizes all parts of the bean a host of value-added products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Chemtex & USDA to build biofuel plant in the U.S. August 2012

Chemtex has received a $99 million commitment from the USDA to build a new advanced biofuel plant in North Carolina to open by 2014. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

EPA defends cellulosic requirement

The U.S. EPA has defended its 8.65mn USG volume for cellulosic ethanol blending in 2012 amidst arguments from producers that the output will not meet the demand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Waste into renewable gasoline and diesel August 2012

At the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers at the Gas Technology Institute can create renewable fuels from waste. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From field to fuel

University of Missouri researchers receive $5.4 million to further biofuel production without increasing food prices. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

WA company develops digester August 2012

Organix, a Washington state company specializing in converting cow manure into compost, recently constructed a pilot digester at a dairy operation near Sunnyside Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BASF, Cargill & Novozymes target acrylic acid production

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes are collaborating to develop an industrial bio-based productionprocess for acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farm Credit Canada unveils financial results

Farm Credit Canada reported at its annual public meeting on August 15 that it continues to successfully fulfill its mandate through financing and other services. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Researchers feed pigs and chickens on ethanol leftovers

Researchers at Iowa State University have converted ethanol leftovers into food-grade fungi for pigs and chickens. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Mass spectrometry unveils new biofuel research opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has pioneered new techniques of mass spectrometry that can help find new biofuel research opportunities. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!