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Chemically Green: A Year in Review

As 2008 comes to an end, Chemically Green would like to thank everyone who has helped this blog grow and become an influential green blog. Here are some of our favorite posts from this year, followed by some major goals being set for CG to meet in 2009.   Our Top Kudzu Posts Kudzu Plant […]

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

For those readers who did not see the National NBC Nightly New with Brian Willams on Monday night, there was an interview with Doug Mizell from Agro*Gas Industries LLC about making kudzunol, ethanol from kudzu. I have worked with Doug since early last summer and have posted about Kudzunol and did a video interview with […]

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Top Ethanol Producer Bailout? Seriously?

Last week, VeraSun, the #2 producer of ethanol in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy.  You would think they would shut the doors and end up selling their assets.  This won’t be the case thanks to the millions of dollars North Dakota citizens have paid in special incentives and taxes for VeraSun. From the North Dakota […]

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Has the Ethanol Boom Run Out of Gas?

VeraSun files for bankruptcy! News Flash: VeraSun, one of the largest ethanol producers announces filing for bankruptcy protection. From the Los Angles Times: VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. ethanol producer, filed for bankruptcy protection after making bad hedging bets on corn, a raw material used to make the fuel. The petition for Chapter 11 […]

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Want to Save at the Pump? Try Blending Fuel Pumps

Perhaps a break for consumer fuel prices Picture Credit: (Cole_H(Old Skool) Unity Biofuels plans to save consumers money with new blending fuel dispenser: Clean energy company Unity Biofuels has announced that it is developing self-blending ethanol fuel dispensers, to help blend ethanol with gasoline directly in the pump and thus help consumers to avoid the […]

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Destroy Rainforests to Grow Sugar Cane?

One Side of the Story NEW YORK (Reuters) – Primate scientist Jane Goodall said on Wednesday the race to grow crops for vehicle fuels is damaging rain forests in Asia, Africa and South America and adding to the emissions blamed for global warming. Picture Credit: (Irene Roxanne) “We’re cutting down forests now to grow sugarcane […]

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