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September 2 The Kansas City Star As bureaucratic terms go, Renewable Identification Numbers sound innocent enough. But the numbers, one for each gallon of ethanol, have become a flash point for ethanol and its role in the country's energy policy.
Stockphoto Wealth Enerkem co-founder and CEO Vincent Chornet has ambitious expansion plans for the firm, which has the backing of an influential group of shareholders, including giant garbage handler Waste Management Inc., fuel marketer Valero Energy
European taxpayers and consumers spent between 9.3 and 10.7 billion euros subsidizing biofuels in 2011 with relatively small gains for the environment and the economy, according to research issued by the International Institute for Sustainable
EU's biofuels industry in 2011 at between 9.3 and 10.7 billion, a figure that exceeds the total amount of private capital invested in biofuels installations by some 60%. European Commission and member states, although they will not be peer-reviewed.
But a new analysis from Stanford researchers reveals some unanticipated and unfortunate side effects. (Photo courtesy of creative commons Flickr user L*Ali) Many of us cringe when we drive by the gas station in the morning and see that, once again,
Surplus corn is piled outside a farmer's storage silo in Paoli, Colorado in 2010. Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Biofuels have become a victim of own success, it appears: for the first time in a decade global production has dropped.
Biox CEO Kevin Norton is seen at the Hamilton, Ont. bio-diesel plant on Sept. 22, 2011...PM EST With a growing shift to renewable energy sources, biofuels are becoming a popular choice. This past summer, the federal government mandated that at least
Indian customers purchase grains from a shop at a market in New Delhi on Feb. 16. United Nations, food prices globally hit a record high last month, exacerbated by bad weather in several regions and demand for grains from the biofuel industry. Global
He said the government has given major support to the biofuel industry during recent years, and the cost of making bioethanol, a major ingredient of biofuels, is falling thanks to technological development. "Because of the government's support and