Alternative Fuels

Policy
Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility

A New Dawn in Industrial Photosynthesis

Bedford, Mass.-based Joule has effectively re-channeled photosynthesis and improved its overall energy-capture efficiency by nearly 100% in outdoor testing at its biofuel demonstration facility in Hobbs, N.M.

Technology
Policy
Technology

Enhancing Biofuel Yields With Biomass

University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering researchers discovered a versatile, nearly non-toxic and efficient process for converting raw agricultural and forestry residues and other plant matter (i.e. lignocellulosic biomass) into biofuels and chemicals.

Policy

N.C. District Court Upholds Ethanol-Blending Law

The North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association announced August 14 that the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina upheld the state’s law designed to expand ethanol blending opportunities for marketers.

Policy
Policy

Greens to Sue U.S. EPA Over Aviation GHGs

“Green” advocacy groups Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth announced August 5 that they filed a “notice of intent to sue” since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to take action to slash aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Industry & Facility

USDA Forecasts Record 2014 Corn Yield

U.S. corn production for 2014/2015 will reach 14.032 billion bushels, with an average yield of 167.4 bushels per acre—up 2.1 bushels from July’s forecast—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.