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OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Algal Oil Extraction Process

Algae-to-biofuels pioneer OriginOil announced a breakthrough process that extracts and separates a biofuel oil from the algae that produce it and the watery medium in which they grow.

Big Benefits to Rural Poor from Small-Scale Bioenergy Projects

Appropriately designed and carried out, small-scale bioenergy projects are resulting in various and numerous social and environmental benefits in poor, rural communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to an FAO/UK Dept. of International Development report.

Duckweed Shows Promise for Second Generation Biofuel Feedstock and Wastewater Treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University believe Duckweed will be a key to sustainable biofuel ethanol production.

Algae Biofuels – The Hype, the Hope, the Promise

A review of the proceeding of the pre-conference briefing of the Algae Biofuel World Summit in San Francisco

International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day Two from Copenhagen – New Renewables to Power 40% of Global Electricity Demand by 2050

Day Two from the International Scientific Congress in Copenhagen projects up to 40% of global electricity supply will come from renewable energy.

Foresting Degraded Land Could Meet Growing Global Energy Demand

Contrary to widely-held assumptions, growing global energy demand could be met sustainably and in a carbon neutral, possibly even carbon negative, way by afforesting land degraded and using lignocellulosic biomass to produce electrical power, liquid fuels and other chemicals. Doing so would have significant additional environmental and social, as well as economic, benefits, two German researchers assert.

Of Speculative Bubbles, the Crisis in Finance, Corn & Ethanol

A two decade-long period of unbridled money supply growth and use of leverage is now coming to a painful, and what’s likely to be protracted, end, bringing with it prices of just about every type of financial or physical asset in existence, including key agricultural commodities such as corn. That’s likely to change the face of the US ethanol industry, or at least possibly provide even more impetus to develp second generation biofuels.