December 2009

Officials Approve Florida Plant

A $250-million bioenergy plant planned for a 100-acre site north of Tallahassee, Fla. in Gadsden County has been approved by the county commission. Developed by Adage, a joint venture between Areva and Duke Energy Corp. The facility will produce 50 MW of electricity, enough to power 40,000 homes. The plant and its associated fuel operations […]

Pols Ask GAO To Study E15 Impact

Two U.S. congressmen have asked the Government Accountability Office  to study the impact of boosting the amount of ethanol that is blended into U.S. gasoline supplies following a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statement that it may approve next summer an industry proposal to increase the volume of ethanol in gasoline by 50%—by going from 10% […]

DOE Awards Largest Biofuel Grants

The US Department of Energy has selected 19 projects to receive up to $564m funding from its Biorefinery Assistance Program, which promotes development of biomass technologies. The DOE said all the projects will be matched with more than $700m in private and non-government cost-share funds. Grant recipients handling woody biomass include: American Process, Clearfuels Technology, […]


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