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February 1 -- Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Obama’s nominee for Defense secretary, said Thursday that he will make the Pentagon’s efforts to boost energy efficiency and alternative fuels a major focus if he wins Senate confirmation. >>View Article

January 29 -- With the focus on lofty gasoline prices still fresh on many minds in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and refiners soon looking to transition production from winter to summer blend fuels, I wanted to look back at a topic which recently garnered national interest. >>View Article

January 29 -- The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest single consumer of energy in the world, gobbling up 3.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and 120 million barrels of oil per year. It’s an expensive habit, costing the agency some $20 billion a year. >>View Article

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:27

Biofuels Business: Accelerating History

January 23 -- The advanced biofuels industry has managed to accelerate the development cycle to a degree that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. >>View Article

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 16:23

Breaking the Oil Monopoly With Renewable Fuel

January 16 -- Our dependence on oil is stifling consumer choice and jeopardizing our national security. Fixing those issues means diversifying our fuel supply; that means breaking the oil monopoly. >>View Article

January 3 -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop every available source of American energy, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $10 million to five projects in California, Washington, Maryland, and Texas that will develop new technologies to convert biomass into advanced biofuels and bioproducts like plastics and chemical intermediates.  >>View Article

Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:09

Biofuels A Winner In Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 3 -- The wind power industry wasn’t the only renewable energy winner in the fiscal cliff deal that cleared Congress late Tuesday – the legislation also showered taxpayer largess on the producers of various categories of biofuels.  >>View Article

December 21 -- Five years isn't long in the energy business, where project development cycles can stretch into decades. That makes the emergence of the cellulosic biofuels business as a commercial force in the US in the past five years even more striking.  >>View Article

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:11

Defense Bill Preserves Military Biofuels Program

December 19 -- A House-Senate deal on defense legislation omits a GOP-backed plan to thwart military purchases of biofuels.  The Senate already had stripped restrictive language from its version of the defense authorization bill last month, making it differ from the House. House and Senate negotiators took cues from the Senate's version.  >>View Article

December 17 -- This has been a tough year for the U.S. biofuels industry: drought curtailed corn starch ethanol production and investment in the industry shrank to its lowest level in nearly a decade. Headed into 2013, though, industry momentum appears to be regaining steam. Led by advanced biofuels, the potential for expanding biofuels production has improved dramatically as Washington offers clarity on key policy issues. >>View Article

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