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July 15 -- At the height of the summer driving season, it is unfortunate how dependent drivers in North Carolina and the rest of the country remain on high-priced gasoline. Drivers in the Tar Heel state can expect to pay as much as $3.79 a gallon to fill up their cars. The effect of those high gas prices on families is eye-opening. In fact, when it costs more to fulfill basic transportation needs, new polling shows that North Carolinians are less likely to spend money on dining out, clothes and even gifts. We deserve our independence with more renewable fuel options at the pump. >>View Article

March 12 -- "It really isn't smelly!" That's the assertion given by KLM to press and passengers on Friday, as the first-ever series of biofuel-powered intercontinental flights was inaugurated. >>View Article 

March 12 -- Poet LLC, the second-largest U.S. ethanol maker by production capacity, agreed to process sorghum from Chromatin Inc. into ethanol at its largest plant. Poet’s Chancellor plant in South Dakota will use sorghum from as many as 4,400 acres grown in the state, Chicago-based Chromatin said today in a statement. Terms weren’t disclosed. >>View Article

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:55

Clean Fuels Drive Economic Growth

February 20 -- Encouraging the growth of the advanced biofuel industry can provide an economic boost for the country, according to research by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), an NRDC affiliate.  >>View Article

February 13 -- President Obama proposed a program in Tuesday's State of the Union address that would divert some revenues from federal oil-and-gas drilling into research for alternative fuel technology. >>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

November 12 -- It's a dirty job.  But Christian Colarusso is happy to have it. He's one of several recent Florida Gulf Coast University graduates to land a job at a new state-of-the-art plant that's pumping out biodiesel in Fort Myers.  He operates the processors and equipment that turn used cooking oil into eco-friendly fuel that can run just about any diesel engine. His job is all about grease. >>View Article 

Monday, 07 January 2013 15:42

DOE Puts Up Another $10m For Biofuels

January 7 -- Those keeping score of the pro vs. against biofuel camps can add another point for the advocates since the federal government has agreed to divert more funds towards the expansion of biofuels. Specifically, the US Department of Energy (DOE) will award more than $10 million to five products designed to speed up technology related to converting biomass to fuel.  >>View Article 

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