by Jeff Spross Posted on September 15, 2014
An oil lobbyist said the goal was to boost Iowa's corn industry and thus help our Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), who's running against Republican Joni Ernst for the state's national Senate seat.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 4, 2014
The $275 million Project LIBERTY plant is the second cellulosic plant to begin operation in the U.S., and the first to use corn waste as its feedstock.
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 30, 2014
Republican candidate Joni Ernst has a record of denying the reality of climate change and taking money from fossil fuel interests.
by Jeff Spross Posted on March 3, 2014
Around 225 million metric tons of the EU's waste from agriculture, forestry, and municipal garbage could be sustainably converted to biofuel annually, a new study finds.
by Jeff Spross Posted on February 10, 2014
Using a highly advanced microscope, researchers just figured out a method to identify new bacteria capable of producing the oils used in biodiesel.
by Jeff Spross Posted on January 27, 2014
So far, the agency has only agreed to consider a revision, but the decision is of a piece with the larger war between the biofuel and oil industries.
by Emily Atkin Posted on January 23, 2014
It only seems natural that scientists would attempt to turn sugar into energy that can be used outside of the human body.
by Jeff Spross Posted on January 15, 2014
The renewable diesel the company is looking at can be dropped immediately into existing infrastructure, and is cost-competitive with traditional petroleum jet fuel.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 16, 2013
It's the latest twist in the beleaguered story of American biofuels, but there's at least a partial case that corn-based ethanol needs to go.
by Emily Atkin Posted on November 25, 2013
On Thursday, the Premier of Canada's most populous and second-largest province announced the upcoming closure of its last coal-fired electricity plant. When that happens, there will be no more coal in Ontario.