Category Archives: Biofuels & Climate Change

“The Technology is Here, It’s Ready”

Refinery

Last week the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank, released a Financial Innovations Lab Report: Unleashing the Power of the Bio-Economy. The Milken Institute hosted a Financial Innovations Lab on industrial biotech in April of 2012 to explore ideas to spur the industry, bringing together leading scientists, senior government officials, industry executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists. Tremendous potential for economic and environmental benefits exist with using biobased chemicals instead of petrochemicals. Thanks to Read More >

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When it Comes to Biofuels Driving the Economy, The Sky is the Limit

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Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrote a column talking about the unlimited opportunities for biofuels to grow the rural economy. He highlighted what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has already done to support biofuels including loan guarantees and research centers, and talked about the contributions biofuels have already made to strengthen our nation’s economic and energy security. The United States is rapidly building a biobased economy, where biotechnology is used to convert Read More >

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Fuels America Sends a Valentine to the Oil Refiners

We Love Oil!

Fuels America (@FuelsAmerica) today sent an early Valentine card to the oil refining industry. Turns out, many Americans — who paid an extra $257 at the pump last year while using fewer gallons of gas — are in love with oil. On this (Hallmark) holiday, check out the Fuels America valentine video — We Love Oil! —  and share it with your loved ones or anyone who would be interested in learning the truth about our transportation Read More >

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Celebrating George Washington Carver’s Contributions to Industrial Biotech

Carver Award

Every February we celebrate Black History Month recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans and their role in U.S. history. George Washington Carver should be honored as an important figure influencing modern industrial biotechnology. The American scientist changed the nature of farming by using science to make everyday products from agricultural materials. As the leading figure of the “chemurgy” movement, the branch of applied chemistry that derives industrial products from agricultural raw materials, he Read More >

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2013 a Pivotal Year for the Renewable Fuel Standard

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Less than a decade ago, the nation’s energy experts projected imports of oil to continue to grow throughout the first third of the century. Both Congress and the President recognized that this was a threat to our economic competitiveness and growth. So, the United States made a commitment to developing new forms of biofuels, particularly cellulosics, to reduce reliance on foreign oil. Today, experts are projecting an American energy renaissance and achievement of energy self-reliance Read More >

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