Biofuel

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

MADISON, Wisconsin -- Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But …

Biomass

Valero: RINsane Costs Will Continue To Drag Margins

Valero has been meandering around in purgatory for the past three months as the stock is down essentially 3.3%.<p>During the Q1 conference call Valero’s …

Stocks

Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs: Neutron crystallography maps LPMOs that break down fibrous cellulose

Neutron crystallography maps LPMOs that break down fibrous cellulose<p>Using neutron crystallography, research team has mapped the three-dimensional …

Renewable Energy

Why I Am Exiting My FutureFuel Position

A year ago I wrote in a Top Idea article that biodiesel and chemicals producer FutureFuel had limited downside and a likely upside of 40%.<p>I recently …

Biodiesel

Old french fry grease is selling for a massive sum on the black market

There's a new black market on the rise -- and it's not for drugs.<p>No, this black market is for old fryer oil, and it's resulting in restaurant thefts …

Biodiesel

Slinging dung in the slammer for the environment | Global Ideas | DW | 16.05.2017

Green energy and prisons aren't exactly two ideas that appear to fit naturally together. But inmates at a jail on the Caribbean island of Grenada are …

Biogas

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production

“Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles …

Energy

Company whirls idea of biofuel refinery in Washington

A Houston-based company has shown interest in developing a biofuel refinery in Washington.<p>The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2pxoSA7 ) the Port of …

Business

8 US senators seek insider trading investigation of Icahn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight U.S. senators have requested an investigation into whether a billionaire investor and adviser to President Donald Trump violated insider trading rules with bets made in the renewable fuel credit market.<p>In a letter Tuesday to three separate government agencies, the senators …

Business

Elizabeth Warren, 7 more Democratic senators call for probe into possible insider trading by Icahn

Reuters<p>8 Democratic senators want a probe in Carl Icahn’s activities into the renewable fuel credit market.<p>Elizabeth Warren and 7 other Democratic senators are calling on U.S. regulators to open an investigation into Carl Icahn’s activities in the market for renewable fuel credits, citing …

Carl Icahn

Thieves are stealing used grease from restaurants: 'It's like crack money'

The prize for the caper was more than a ton of used restaurant grease. Two men busted by police near a strip-mall dumpster in Knoxville, Tenn., were …

Biodiesel

Crooks are stealing the grease from your french fries

The prize for the caper was more than a ton of used restaurant grease. Two men busted by police near a strip-mall dumpster in Knoxville, Tennessee, …

Biodiesel

A rally in biodiesel is boosting the value of grease used in restaurants to cook French fires, so the black market is growing and thefts are on the rise.

The prize for the caper was more than a ton of used restaurant grease. Two men busted by police near a strip-mall dumpster in Knoxville, Tennessee, …

Biodiesel

New biofuel recipe mixes chicken poop and weeds

They may give us an almost endless supply of eggs and nuggets, but industrial chicken farming comes with a tradeoff: it produces a lot of poop. To …

Recycling

GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

TOP STORIES:<p>Soybean Oil Rises on U.S. Biodiesel Investigation<p>CHICAGO -- Soybean oil futures closed higher on Friday after the U.S. said it would continue to investigate biodiesel imports.<p>The U.S. International Trade Commission said it found reason to look into whether the U.S. biofuel industry was …

Biodiesel

Crooks Are After the Grease From Your French Fries - Bloomberg

The prize for the caper was more than a ton of used restaurant grease. Two men busted by police near a strip-mall dumpster in Knoxville, Tennessee, …

Biodiesel

SFU, KPU researchers team up on solutions for clean food and water

Researchers at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are teaming up to develop sustainable clean-tech solutions that will …

Sustainability

Biofuel pays for itself with goods made from waste

A recent discovery may unlock the potential of biofuel waste -- and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum. The researchers solved the …

Biology

Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel

Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One …

Biogas

Meet the fixer: This airline exec is greening travel.

A flight from LAX to JFK generates something like 65 tons of carbon dioxide, which means each passenger is responsible for about 607 pounds of …

Airlines

India should embrace dry dairy model to end illegal cow slaughter, benefit rural economies

Cows and bovines in general are the most contentious animals in India. Groups linked to Hinduism are spiritually and sentimentally connected with the …

Biogas

Valero CEO sees Q2 biofuel costs as a "significant headwind"

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) sinks ~2.5% as Chairman and CEO Joe Gorder says he expects costs for renewable fuel credits to drag on the company's returns …

Business

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations - Bloomberg

Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them.<p>The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to …

Tesla

EGEB: UK’s 1st coal-free day since Industrial Revolution, 50GW US of utility solar, largest ever 4GWh battery system, more

Major Solar Projects List from the SEIA – The USA has about 45GW of solar power running currently. This report looks specifically at projects larger than 1MW – and they’ve got about 20GW worth in the database. More interesting is that there is another 50GW of solar power in the development stages. …

Renewable Energy

Texas Power: No Country for Old Thinking - Bloomberg Gadfly

It's been kind of a yin-and-yang week in the Texas power market. One business slipped into bankruptcy, while a brand new one launched itself into the …

Renewable Energy

Drink to the Future with These Eco-Minded Producers

Find new conservation-minded bottle picks, and ways cider, wine and whiskey makers are helping the environment. Plus, an ingenious way to hold a …

Sustainability

Happy Earth Day! Maui Sunflower Biofuel Crop Ready for Harvest

John Paul Bonetti snaps some photos of his 19 month old “Breeze” at the Sunflower field off of the Kuihelani Highway. PC: John Paul Bonetti<p>King said …

Gardening

Advocates urge PUC to snub Peco's pay-as-you-go proposal

A Peco proposal to launch a unique pay-as-you-go plan for electricity customers has attracted an outpouring of response from advocates, much of it …

Renewable Energy

KHNL : Higher wind power costs raise Maui consumers' electric bills

Top Stories<p>Higher wind power costs raise Maui consumers' electric bills<p>Posted: 04/21/2017 4:51 AM<p>HONOLULU (AP) - An electric company representative …

Renewable Energy

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