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Does flying with biofuel lower the guilt emissions?
The push to produce biofuels - most notably ethanol for automotive fuel - has often been blamed for driving up food prices and actually harming the environment by encouraging producers to replace forests, pastures and wetlands with bio-energy crops.
The Real Homebrew
When it comes to that fuel, bio-diesel has its own special reaction process, similar to any kitchen chemistry experiment: a fat (the veggie oil) and an alcohol (sometimes a small amount of ethanol or methanol) are mixed with a catalyst (often potassium ...
Hand sanitizer - the new teen high
Cyrus Rangan, a medical toxicology consultant for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is quoted as saying that liquid sanitizer contains 62-per-cent ethanol. He warned parents to put hand sanitizers out of reach of kids - just like medication. (In ...
Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential
A new generation of renewable-chemical startups could soon begin breaking the industrial behemoths' grip on the sector. Volatile oil prices could allow bio-based chemical-makers like Gevo and Solazyme Inc. to make inroads on their well-established ...
EPA moves closer to approval of 15 pct ethanol gas
The 20 ethanol makers that have registered to sell E15 so far include large corn ethanol manufacturers like Archer Daniels Midland Co.
ADM, Others Win U.S. Approval to Market Higher Ethanol Blend  Bloomberg
CME focus on London as European beachhead
The business then launched with clearing of OTC commodity contracts, including biodiesel, propane, ethanol and rapeseed oil.
First Dedicated Biorefinery Could Wean Hawaii Off Imported Oil
The same is true for other forms of transportation fuel, whether corn ethanol for cars or algal oil to power ships. The new facility in Hawaii will be the first integrated biorefinery dedicated to churning out bio-based versions of the full range of ...
IBM Strikes $1B Deal With Brazil Mogul Batista
Earlier this week, networking-gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) announced plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil, one of the five so-called BRICS countries (along with Russia, India, China and South Africa), where economic growth currently ...
Butamax Taps Fagen for First Ethanol-to-Butanol Conversion Plant
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture of BP Plc and DuPont Co., is working with the construction company Fagen Inc. to convert an ethanol plant in Minnesota to one that produces a more efficient renewable fuel. The ...
SolarCity Plans to Conduct Initial Public Offering of Shares
April 30 (Bloomberg) -- SolarCity Corp., the developer of rooftop solar power systems whose chairman heads Tesla Motors Inc., is planning an initial public offering. The offering will begin after the Securities & Exchange Commission reviews a draft ...