Biofuels

Ontario Announces Major Plan to Combat Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The provincial government of Ontario has announced that it will spend over C$7 billion over the next four years in a broad-based effort to combat climate change that is expected to touch upon nearly every aspect of life. Some of these actions are quite innovative.

Among the actions are the phasing out of the use of natural gas for heating, as well as a number of incentives for everything from electric vehicles to building energy conservation retrofits.

The Climate Change Action Plan contains 32 distinct actions containing a total of 80 policies. Each action contains a price tag and an estimated amount of carbon reduction it is expected to achieve.

Many of the actions will be paid for by the province’s cap and trade system, which is expected to be in place at the beginning of next year.

Overall, the cap and trade system and the action plan are expected to cut emissions from 1990 levels by 15 per cent by 2020, by 37 per cent by 2030 and by 80 per cent by 2050.

Primus Green Energy Joins NEWBio Consortium as Industry Collaborator

Primus Green Energy has joined the NEWBio consortium as industry collaborator. The goal is promote sustainable energy.

Leave the Corn, Take the Algae: Time to Say Buona Notte to Food-Based Biofuels

You have a bushel of corn. You can either produce 2.7 gallons of ethanol or feed 50 people. Which would you choose?

Alaska Airlines Takes Off With Sustainable Fuel

Sustainable fuel takes off on commercial flights.

Plant Retrofit Fund Is A Booster For Cellulosic Ethanol

Federal funding helps companies to retrofit plant to produce cellullosic ethanol in California

Brazil Pumps More Funds Into Ethanol Research

Brazil, the world leader in sugar cane ethanol production and consumption, has announced that its national Development Bank (BNDES) and the Brazilian Innovation Agency (FINEP) have signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement, pledging R$1 billion between 2011 and 2014 for a Joint Plan to Support Industrial Technological Innovation in the sugar-based Energy and Chemical Sectors (PAISS).

The Air Forces Finds That the Raptor can Fly a Little Greener

For some time now, the adoption of biofuels in aviation as an alternative to pricey fossil fuels has been on the minds of the various branches of the United States Armed Forces. Each branch has their own plan when it comes to adopting biofuels and each has been testing them out over the years. Last year, the U.S. Air Force flew an A-10 Warthog entirely under the power of biofuels and the U.S.

Beer Brewing Bonus: Biofuel

If you’ve been searching for an environmentally friendly excuse to head to the pub for a pint, a group of scientists from Cornell University may be able to help.  The scientists looked at over 400,000 gene sequences from brewery wastewater.  Uncovered, were the genes of the microbes best suited to converting the wastewater into biofuel.

Google Goes Green With Biofuel Investment

The folks at Google Ventures have been very active in the green venture capital space lately.

Isobutanol From Cellulose Hailed as Biofuel Promise

Isobutanol can benefit from existing infrastructure

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