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Icahn lobbying Trump divides ethanol industry 3.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Billionaire Carl Icahn’s relationship with President Donald Trump has helped spark a round of recriminations within the $24 billion American ethanol industry just as it navigates one of the most crucial points in its history. The discord has emerged in the past three days as ethanol companies react to a proposal from Icahn and a lobby group that would shake up how the industry is regulated. At the heart of the dispute lies the question of who exactly should be responsible for complying with a 12...
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Biodiesel faces a mixed forecast as the industry gathers in San Diego 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As a new presidential administration comes into power, ambiguity reigns for the biodiesel industry.

But at the same time, the California market appears to be growing solidly for the fuel derived from a diversity of products including soybeans, canola oil and animal fats.

“We have learned to thrive...

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Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises 14.1.2017 AP National
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone - both powered by the sun....
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Military’s shift away from oil clashes with Trump’s promises 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio’s batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone — both powered by the sun. Navy and Marine Corps brass, accompanied by green energy executives, showcased the energy-harnessing knee braces and other innovations […]
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Clean tech tries again, retooling nature for industrial use 31.12.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
A decade ago, a group of biologists, venture capitalists and computer whizzes gathered under the name “clean tech.” Genes may indeed be programmable code, akin to computer software, but it turned out nature was more complex than first believed. Create cheap, safe and natural materials for fuel, cosmetics and other goods, much the way yeast ferments sugars into alcohol. Instead of grand, complex projects, they are targeting little changes at a fast rate and adjusting as clever analysis yields more information — a concept high-tech firms call agile programming. “This is like agile programming, but for biology,” said Eric Steen, a co-founder of Lygos, a Berkeley startup creating yeasts that make malonic acid, an ingredient in fragrances commonly derived from cyanide. The Lygos version of this is to rapidly measure the performance of a novel yeast strain and quickly build on those results with gene-editing tools that are 100 times faster than when Steen was in graduate school, 15 years ago. The ...
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Good news! Scientists identify new approach to recycle greenhouse gas 24.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Good news! Scientists identify new approach to recycle greenhouse gas
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With an Enemy Like Trump, Climate Activists Should Look Beyond the Paris Accord 22.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Trump's announcement that he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement has generated outrage worldwide. But many climate activists who find such carbon-trading-dependent agreements woefully insufficient believe it's time for people worldwide to take the climate fight local, like at Standing Rock. President Obama, center right, joining other leaders for a photo at the UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, near Paris, on Novvember 30, 2015. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) The first local environmental campaign I ever got involved in was against Donald Trump. I was living in Aberdeen, Scotland, when, in March 2006 Trump announced his plans to convert one of my favorite nature sites north of Aberdeen into a golf course, hotel and housing complex. Menie Estate, which he had acquired, lay at the heart of a landscape and ecosystem unique within Scotland : a large expanse of shifting sand dunes, home to a diverse community of plants found only on acidic, sandy soils, and well known ...
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High blood alcohol levels suppress appetite and weight gain: Study 25.11.2016 New Kerala: Health News
High blood alcohol levels suppress appetite and weight gain: Study
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Researchers convert waste carbon dioxide into biofuel 21.11.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Researchers convert waste carbon dioxide into biofuel
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A plane full of people just flew cross country on wood-based fuel made by a Colorado company 15.11.2016 Denver Post: Business
Alaska Airlines flew a commercial flight on Monday from Seattle to Washington, D.C., using jet fuel made out of alcohol derived from wood scraps.
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Biofuel from logging scraps powers Alaska Airlines jet on cross-country flight 15.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Washington, DC, Monday morning was powered with a jet fuel blend containing 20 percent renewable biofuel made from the leftovers of Pacific Northwest logging. The biofuel remains much more expensive than regular jet fuel derived from oil.
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Trump's Cabinet Is Going to Be as Bonkers as You Thought 11.11.2016 Mother Jones
Donald Trump is going to be president, and he's about to make his first hires. Who will join the Trump Cabinet™? Over the course of the campaign, the former celebrity mogul dropped a number of hints, and he flirted with the idea of unveiling his Cabinet, reality TV-style, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (It didn't happen.) Since Trump won the election on Tuesday, his aides have started to fill in the gaps. Trump hasn't talked much about what he's looking for in a Cabinet secretary, but he has promised that his picks will have "great ability" and will not be "politically correct." Here's a look at who might make Trump's A-list: Treasury: "We don't have our best and our brightest negotiating for us—we have a bunch of losers, we have a bunch of political hacks, we have diplomats," Trump said in an interview on Morning Joe last summer, when asked who he would name as treasury secretary. "I know the smartest guys on Wall Street. I know our best negotiators. I know the overrated guys, the ...
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Researchers find way to convert sewage into biofuel 3.11.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Researchers find way to convert sewage into biofuel
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Climate change: Exxon enters no man's land 29.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
At ExxonMobil’s annual shareholders meeting in May, Rex Tillerson, the silver-haired chief executive and chairman of the biggest oil company in the world, did something he hadn’t before in his last 10 such presentations: He addressed climate change head-on. For several minutes, he talked about Exxon’s investments in biofuel and carbon-capture technologies, its efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 8.8 million tons since 2011, equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road, and how its...
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I-732 proposes incentives, not mandates, in tackling climate change 22.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Rather than funding government programs, I-732 would shift economic incentives away from carbon-based energy.
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Australia's iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel 19.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Australia's iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel
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On renewables, Trump caught between corn, oil 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump is trying to walk a fine line between Iowa corn interests and the oil industry. The Republican presidential candidate’s struggle to appease the antagonistic industries was in the spotlight Thursday when his campaign published a fact sheet calling for the elimination of a slew of regulations, including a scandal-marred system of buying and selling biofuel blending credits that some oil refiners hate. “The EPA’s renewable identification number program penalizes refineries if they do n...
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California's new climate change laws almost didn't happen this year. Here's how lawmakers pulled it off. 3.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
For Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, global warming conjured images of stricken polar bears floating away on melting ice sheets, a problem with little relevance to a politician from California's bone-dry Inland Empire. But while attending the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris last...
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EPA watchdog says government fails to study ethanol’s impact 19.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday. The conclusion in the new audit confirmed findings of an […]
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Could ethanol power the future for electric cars? 16.8.2016 BBC: Business
The race is on to produce less-polluting electric vehicles (EVs), but could sustainably sourced ethanol prove to be the breakthrough fuel to take EVs mainstream?
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