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NREL Completes Phase I of California ‘Low-Carbon Grid’ Study

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory earlier this month completed the first phase of a two-phase modeling effort for the “California 2030 Low-Carbon Grid Study”, which is designed to show how the electric sector can most cost-effectively support California’s ambitious greenhouse-gas emission goals.

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BASF, Partners Tout Bio-Acrylic Acid Milestone

German global chemical maker BASF recently announced that it, along with partners Novozymes and Cargill Inc., demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers, and have selected the process for further scale-up.

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Storing Sunshine

The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA) recently issued an updated version of a technical report that details the economic and reliability benefits of concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage.

Public Policy

API Concerned U.S. EPA May Raise 2014 RFS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may raise this year’s biofuel targets under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard based on a perceived uptake in higher ethanol blends of gasoline, such as E85, the American Petroleum Institute warned.

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