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Senators propose biofuel shake up with end to ethanol subsidies

The US, and by extension global, biofuel market could be on the verge of a major shake up, after a bi-partisan group of senators yesterday tabled a new bill that would end the generous subsidies provided to US ethanol producers

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Google Ventures Leads Financing of Biofuels Start-Up

Google Ventures has led a $20 million financing round in CoolPlanetBiofuels, a Southern California start-up that is developing mobile refineries to turn wood chips, agriculture waste and other biomass into biofuels. CoolPlanetBiofuels, an 18-month-old company, has also attracted the attention

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USDA announces $573 million in bioenergy funding opportunities

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications for loan guarantees under the Biorefinery Assistance Program, and payments to producers under the Repowering Assistance Program, and the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. This funding round

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Biofuel Company Close To $1 Billion Fed Loan

A cellulosic biofuels project, valued at more than $1 billion and consisting of two refineries in Mississippi and another each in Texas and Georgia, appears to be on its way to reality, thanks to a federal government loan guarantee program.

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U.S. gives $650 million loan aid for biofuels from waste

The U.S. government on Thursday gave four biofuel companies loan guarantees of nearly $650 million to help build plants that will make motor fuels from sources like animal fat, orange peels and trash. The government is supporting the development of

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A golden handshake for China’s biofuel industry

Friendly policies for overseas investors to invest in China’s biofuel sector have influenced partnerships between domestic and foreign companies to develop the alternative to fossil fuel. Green Biologics (GBL), a British biotech company, has signed deals with two Chinese biochemical

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Singapore To Hold Biofuels Conference In March 2011

International academia, scientists and experts on biofuels will meet in Singapore in March to identify promising avenues to a viable biofuels future. The experts will discuss economic and environmental considerations of biofuel technologies and the integration of biofuels into the

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Al Gore admits supporting corn ethanol subsidies was a mistake

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore has changed his stance concerning ethanol. As vice president, Gore created subsidies for corn-based ethanol. The move, it turns out, was aimed more towards garnering votes for his upcoming presidential run than

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Friends of the earth: “Buying Bills: How the Biofuels Industry Influences Congress to Waste Your Taxpayer Dollars”

A new report released last week by Friends of the Earth called “Buying Bills: How the Biofuels Industry Influences Congress to Waste Your Taxpayer Dollars”  details the myriad ways in which the biofuels industry, led by corn ethanol producers have

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Global Biofuels Alliance officially launched

The Global Biofuels Alliance has officially launched. The nonprofit organization will work to “give a voice to the producers, traders, feedstock providers, and equipment manufacturers of the emerging biofuel industry.” Made up of ten founding members from various energy sectors

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