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The Impossible Dream? 50% Cellulosic Ethanol

Picture Credit: Anemergencystop Is the U.S. Falling behind on Meeting its 2022 Goal of 50% Mandated Cellulose Ethanol (biofuels)? The government has ordered (mandated) that 36 billion gallons of biofuel be blended into the fuel supply by 2022. Of that, 16 billion must be cellulosic ethanol. No more than 15 billion can be corn ethanol, […]

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Is Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel Losing out to Algae Biodiesel?

Picture Credit: Benjamin Arseguel A recent post on Chemically Green “The Truth About Jatropha Curcas” lists the pros and cons for growing Jatropha Curcas. India, which has researched extensively in growing Jatropha, has been investing heavily in Jatropha Curcas for biofuel production for their own automobile transportation. Early reports on Jatropha Curcas stated this bush […]

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Is U.S Going Broke or Is Cash Still King?

Picture Credit: Jabberer Little Interest in Green as Americans stay focused on the current U.S. financial crisis. Well, it seems there has been little headline news about global warming, green issues and green fuel alternatives this week as the financial crisis unwinds and the fallout has started. The “gang of 20” (a group of so-called […]

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I Don’t Like Ike

Hurricane Ike was only a category 2. If this storm had been a category 4 or 5, our oil refining industry probably would have been severely crippled or even destroyed. Oil is our Achilles heel and Mother Nature can smite us upon that heel anytime she feels like it and America will be devastated. This […]

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The Truth About Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel

(Piecing together the puzzle for Jatropha Curcas being a source for biodiesel) I just received an interesting report about using Jatropha bushes for biodiesel production titled: “Best Practices For Long-Term Jatropha Development., A Position paper by KnowGenix. Jatropha Curcas is being heavily planted for harvesting of it nuts to produce biodiesel. Jatropha has been the […]

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