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RFS: Don’t Count Advanced Biofuels Out Yet

A new report from the National Academies on the Renewable Fuel Standard recapitulates the growing impatience among environmentalists that cellulosic biofuel production has not grown fast enough to meet the aggressive RFS goals. Unfortunately, the report is marred by some significant errors of fact. It shouldn’t convince anyone to give … Read more »

The Defense Department’s Role As Clean Technology Leader

With consumers once again paying $4.00 for a gallon of gasoline, everyone understands energy independence as a pocketbook issue. But energy independence is also a national security issue. The military is a small but significant consumer of fuel – our troops, their trucks, ships and airplanes, use close to 2 … Read more »

The Bottom Line on Biofuels

The world has had several recent reminders how potential environmental impacts of energy production can become reality. We are nearing the one-year anniversary of the largest oil spill the petroleum industry has ever experienced, the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico. More immediately, the world is monitoring the … Read more »

Job Growth, Environmental Well-Being Tied to Biotechnology Advancement

Job Growth, Environmental Well-Being Tied to Biotechnology Advancement

Prospects for adoption of a national Renewable Portfolio Standard appear to have dimmed for the foreseeable future. That is at least the prevailing opinion among respondents to the recent BIO/Biofuels Digest “11 Hot Trends for 2011” survey. Fully 41 percent of respondents predicted that Congress would not bring up a … Read more »

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