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DuPont Breaks Ground on Commercial Biofuel Facility

DuPont Breaks Ground on Commercial Biofuel Facility

DuPont has broken ground on its cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa, which the company expects to generate 30 million gallons of fuel a year from corn stalks and leaves. Slated for completion in mid-2014, this more than $200 million facility will be among the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Shell Arctic Drilling, DOI Offshore Oversight, 54.5 MPG Costs, UK Wind Power

Shell has permission from the DOI to begin preparatory work on its first well in the Arctic Ocean. Shell can put down as much as 1,400 feet of well casing in the Chukchi Sea to support the required blowout preventer and cannot drill into any subsurface formations that may contain … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: US Drought, Renewable Fuel Standard, Smart Grid

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: US Drought, Renewable Fuel Standard, Smart Grid

Areas of extreme drought in Iowa, the top corn and soybean-producing state, have increased to 69.14 percent of the state, from 30.74 percent a week ago. Drought expanded to 94 percent of Missouri and more than 81 percent of Illinois for “at least extreme drought,” Reuters reported. The amount of corn-growing farmland … Read more »