US to tax Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel imports

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday (Aug 22) announced new import duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which officials said …


Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

The push for renewable energy in the U.S. often focuses on well-established sources of electricity: solar, wind and hydropower. Off the coast of California, a team of researchers is working on what they hope will become an energy source of the future — macroalgae, otherwise known as kelp.<p>The …

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Stretchable biofuel cells use sweat to power wearable devices

<b>Engineers have developed stretchable biofuel cells that extract energy from human sweat to power a range of wearable devices.</b>Biofuel cells island and …


U.S. finds Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel subsidized: U.S. industry group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday made a preliminary finding that imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina were …


Goa Govt Launches Biofuel-Run Buses

The Goa government today launched three biofuel-powered buses here on a pilot basis.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched the project by taking …


Potato chip scraps could make cheaper biofuel - Futurity

A new process could make potato-based biofuels cheaper to make—and put a little money in the pockets of potato chip makers.


Palm oil that spilled onto Hong Kong’s beaches turned into crude gasoline

Half of the palm oil washed ashore on beaches two weeks ago will be turned into 50 tons of crude gasoline to go on sale next week, according to a …


EPA erred in denying renewable fuel hardship exemption: courts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.<p>The ruling could broaden the rules governing such exemptions and force …


Field Tested: Thermarest Cot Sleeping System

Just to set the record straight, I come from a long tradition that goes back to wafer-thin Ensolite pads that were a vague illusion of comfort back …


India Set To Unveil New Biofuel Policy In Bid To Cut Oil, Gas, Coal Imports

India will soon announce a new policy to promote biofuels as part of efforts by the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases to cut imports …


Shorting the short: Investors bet against Icahn's oil refiner after biofuel trade

NEW YORK: Investors have built up a large short position in investor Carl Icahn’s oil refining company, CVR Energy , in the past three months, …


Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s. It seems like a good idea on paper, and they do …


Trump Might Start an Ethanol Trade War With Brazil

President Donald Trump’s America First rhetoric is doing no favors for U.S. ethanol producers, who are hoping to avoid a trade fight with fuel buyers …


U.S. to reject biofuel program tweaks in blow to refiners, Icahn: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on …


Trump’s EPA to Reject Icahn-Backed Tweak to Biofuel Program

The Trump administration is set to deal a blow to billionaire investor and presidential adviser Carl Icahn by rejecting his bid to relieve refiners …

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U.S. EPA to reject proposal to shift biofuel blending off refiners: sources

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to reject a proposal by billionaire investor Carl Icahn to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program in a way that shifts the responsibility for blending fuels away from oil refining companies, two sources familiar with the …


Vat Vrikshya Makes Odisha’s Tribal Women Savvy Entrepreneurs

Sukirna Majhi is a 65 year old widow once not allowed inside a temple because she belonged to a lower caste. Now she is a business woman in the …


The nausea-inducing energy source that lurks beneath our feet

Fatbergs – congealed masses of cooking grease and other unsavoury items such as baby wipes flushed down drains – are the grim byproduct of our …


Refiners Argue EPA Can Cut Biofuel Quota Despite Defeat in Court

Refiners told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cut biofuel quotas for 2018, arguing that a federal court decision against the agency …


Icahn's biofuel bet faces significant headwinds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling that will likely boost the cost of complying with the program.<p>CVR Energy (CVR.N), majority owned by Icahn, said Friday that …

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Biofuel Justifications are Kaput

Posted: Jul 29, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program.<p>Those who …

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Recycled aluminum foil could make for cheaper, greener biofuels

According to researchers at Queen's University Belfast, around 20,000 metric tons of aluminum foil is tossed away in the UK each year – enough to …


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'Breakthrough' sees waste aluminium used for biofuel

A pioneering technique to convert waste aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient has been developed at Queen's University in Belfast.

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Farmer slashes power costs using homemade biogas system

Learn how a ‘little trick’ is helping a Kiambu man run his farm and homestead free of energy costs


Reducing motorway speeds would be just a ‘gesture’, says AA

Association says focus should be on transitioning to bio fuel and electric vehicles<p>Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 12:41 Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 12:58<p>Motorway …

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The Best Value In Biofuels

With the stock market once again near record highs and biofuel production margins anemic, we have had difficulty recommending good biofuel names in …


Battery energy recovery and biodiesel in Arriva operating contract

NETHERLANDS: The provinces of Groningen and Friesland named incumbent Arriva as the winner of the next contract to operate their regional passenger …


Energy Recap: Your Thoughts On The Potential For Algae As Biofuel

Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.<p>In this edition, we highlight …


The Many Ways One Airline Is Becoming More Eco-Friendly

KLM is on the cusp of next-generation social media innovation but knows that it has to serve the environment just as it cares for its customers. The …