domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

The Week in News: Farmer Adaptation, Advancements in Algae, and More

ORIGINAL: Fuels America
15 APRIL 2013

Last week was full of news and activity in the world of renewable fuel. Now that the weekend has come and gone, here are a few of last week’s notable stories for you to dig into:
  • CNN.com wrote about Fred Yoder, a renewable fuel champion who was honored by President Obama last week for leading agricultural innovation in response to climate change.
  • USA Today covers NASCAR’s environmental initiatives, discussing their use of E15 gasoline.
  • Solazyme rolls out new technology that allows faster and more prolific production of oil from microalgae.
    New technology enables microalgae to produce oil, like these droplets, faster and in greater quantity. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen and Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis hit home the benefits of renewable fuel for rural America in this op-ed that ran in the Daily Yonder.
  • E85 use is up 13% from 2010 to 2011 according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration, showing that people are using more and more of the high ethanol blend.
  • Earth Techling covered a National Research Council report that says we can reduce GHG emissions by 80% by 2050, if we use more biofuel.
That’s all for now. Enjoy the your week!

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