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Coverage of biofuels since November 20, 2023.

Pongamia trees grow where citrus once flourished, offering renewable energy and plant-based protein

"...An ancient tree from India is now thriving in groves where citrus trees once flourished in Florida, and could help provide the nation with renewable energy..."

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New BC Hydro program for installation of rooftop solar, battery-storage systems

"...“By ramping up B. C. 's production of clean energy and using it more efficiently, we can drive economic growth for communities all over the province and ensure households, businesses and industries can power up with clean energy, from renewable electricity like wind and solar to biofuels, hydrogen and renewable natural gas,” Osborne said..."

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Researchers find a tiny organism has the power to reduce a persistent greenhouse gas in farm fields

"...A pound of nitrous oxide better known as laughing gas, the stuff that relaxes people in the dentist's chair can warm the atmosphere 265 times more than a pound of carbon dioxide, and it can persist in the atmosphere for more than a century. Farmers' heavy use of nitrogen fertilizer drives up the amount produced in soil, and in 2022 it accounted for 6% of all U. S..."

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What the Heck Is Seaweed Mining? Hakai Magazine

"...Several years ago, Scott Edmundson, at the US Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington State, began digging into whether seaweed could store valuable minerals. Hed come across a paper describing how rare earth elements were accumulating in seaweed in polluted areas along Moroccos Atlantic coast and was struck by the potential..."

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The climate side of Budget 2024

"...The NDP, Green Party and Bloc Québécois have regularly called for an excess profits tax on the oil and gas industry, but that was not part of this budget. This year’s budget proposes to spend $800 million over five years to launch a new home retrofit program starting in 2025. The new program replaces the federal government’s popular $2..."

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Is seaweed farming boom a climate solution or ecological threat?

"...But seaweeds entry into carbon markets is still pretty tentative. The theory behind kelp as a carbon sink is akin to the idea that a billion trees can save us from climate change: the logic is there, but the implementation is lacking. Seaweed grows very quickly much, much faster than a tree and its rapid photosynthesis eats up carbon with the appetite of a teenage boy..."

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How Newfoundland is becoming a green hydrogen hotbed

"...Canadas ambitions are aligned. The federal governments 2020 Hydrogen Strategy sets out to make Canada a major exporter of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies and foresees up to 30% of the countrys end-use energy coming from green hydrogen by 2050. PM Trudeau has been discussing the possibility of a trilateral clean hydrogen market with Mexico and the United States..."

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Dal engineer explores how agriculture and forestry byproducts could accelerate our shift to clean energy

"...To achieve the net-zero emission targets set by the Canadian government and corporations, researchers and others say it is imperative to accelerate innovation and market deployment of clean energy, biofuels, and carbon offsetting solutions..."

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Biofuel plant funding on Semiahmoo First Nation withdrawn: MP

"...CityNews received a media advisory from MP Kerry-Lynn Findlay on Saturday, saying a proposed project to build a biofuel plant on Semiahmoo First Nation has been abandoned by Natural Resources Canada (NRC)..."

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EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

"...The biofuels industry and politicians of both parties have portrayed ethanol as a product that helps farmers, reduces prices at the pump and lessens greenhouse gas releases because the fuel burns more cleanly than straight gasoline. However, environmentalists and others have said increased ethanol production can increase carbon releases because it results in more corn production, leading to increased use of fertilizer and greater releases of nitrate. Synthetic and natural fertilizers also are a leading source of water pollution..."

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What is biomass? The latest fuel source to get clean tech tax credits

"...In a response to the BBC, Drax maintains they only use sawdust and other waste wood that the lumber industry does not want. Natural Resources Canada says forest biomass is a renewable source of feedstock for energy production” as long as it comes from a sustainably managed forest and regrows over time. Still, Roberston says there are concerns..."

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"...Hydrogen, Green Refineries and Biofuels projects, and other renewable and Clean Fuel Regulations projects..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention biofuels.

Ag Policy Connection Ep. 10 The future of trade with carbon tariffs, green subsidies, and protectionist politics

Duration: 47:49

"...Governments in many countries are enacting policies aimed at mitigating climate change massive subsidies, carbon levies, and strict regulations that also have consequences on trade flows..."

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RealAg Radio: Biofuel issues, trade to South Korea, and HPAI dairy testing, May 1, 2024

Duration: 55:04

"...Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Nathan Phinney, president of the Canadian Cattle Association on the trade mission to South Korea; A spotlight interview with Bruce Lowe with AgDirect Hail on holding their rates at 2023 levels; Andrea Kent with RI Canada. ..."

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RealAg on the Weekend: Kochia survey results, a stand against flea beetles, and the impact of biofuels, Apr 27, 2024

Duration: 39:48

"...Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekends show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Charles Geddes with Agriculture and Agri Food Canada on the Kochia Survey Results; Jon Driedger of LeftField Commodity Research on the markets; A clip from our recent Canola School with Keith Gabert of. ..."

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RealAg Radio: Biofuel's impact, machine entanglements, and a U.S. Farm Bill update, Apr 24, 2024

Duration: 54:12

"...Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Jim Wiesemeyer with Pro Farmer to discuss the U. S..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about biofuels.

Biochar: How burning stubble could FIGHT air pollution

"...Biochar: Crop residue management and climate change mitigation in India: ..."

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Why the EU Energy Crisis Fuels Severe Logging, even in the US

"...Biomass makes up roughly 60% of the EUs renewable energy, supported by large subsidies worth 13bn in 2020..."

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Green energy: Which sources are the most sustainable? | The Economist

"...How can energy be produced and used more sustainably to meet climate targets? We answer your questions..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about biofuels relevant to the latest news.

Integrated biorefinery approach for sustainable biofuel production from algal biomass

"...Biofuels such as bioethanol, biodiesel, and biogas from algal biomass are alternative sources of renewable energy and have attracted considerable attention in recent years..."

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Anaerobic Digestion: Advance Techniques for Enhanced Biomethane/Biogas Production as a Source of Renewable Energy

"...The process, in turn, reduces the local waste and helps in recycling in a manner that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, conserves the resources, and establishes a circular economy in the time of undetermined future for the production of energy and safe disposal of the waste..."

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A review of the potential application of lignin in the production of bio-binder: challenges and opportunities

"...Under this domain, the invention of bio-ethanol also known as 2G-ethanol from crop residue (lignocellulosic biomass) took place and is contributing toward rural development and energy independence..."

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A comprehensive review of the resource efficiency and sustainability in biofuel production from industrial and agricultural was

"...The rationale behind implementing this sustainable energy solution is driven by its notable environmental benefits, which include reducing greenhouse gas emissions and facilitating ecological contaminants..."

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Technology Advances in the Bioethanol Production from Eucalyptus Wood Biomass

"...In this context, the development of renewable energy sources has evolved considerably, mainly due to the incentive use of biofuels, such as bioethanol..."

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Conversion of food waste into energy and value-added products: a review

"...Here we review food waste conversion into energy and products such as biohydrogen, biogas, biofuel, biodiesel, biochar, bioplastics, fertilizers, animal feed, organic acids, enzymes, and proteins..."

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Tropical agroindustrial biowaste revalorization through integrative biorefineries?review part II: pineapple, sugarcane and bana

"...Instead of targeting first-generation biofuels?that compete with food supply?the focus relies on lignocellulosic material, considering many aspects, such as sustainable fuel production, as well as valorization of waste, as an alternative to the traditional petrochemical approach of goods production..."

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Sustainable valorization of waste glycerol into bioethanol and biodiesel through biocircular approaches: a review

"...Liquid biofuels like biodiesel and bioethanol are crucial in the transition to low-carbon and high-energy alternatives to fossil fuels..."

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Challenges and opportunities of process modelling renewable advanced fuels

"...The bioenergy chain under investigation integrates the decentralized production of biogas through anaerobic digestion and its upgrading to biomethane, followed by a centralized conversion to liquid transport fuels, involving methane reforming into syngas, Fischer?Tropsch (FT) synthesis, and methanol synthesis..."

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Structural and functional analysis of the active cow rumen?s microbial community provides a catalogue of genes and microbes par

"...Background Ruminal microbial communities enriched on lignocellulosic biomass have shown considerable promise for the discovery of microorganisms and enzymes involved in digesting cell wall compounds, a key bottleneck in the development of second-generation biofuels and bioproducts, enabling a circular bioeconomy..."

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Filamentous nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria: contributing to filling nitrogen and water gaps in a context of climate change

"...In this review, we analyze the potential of microalgae and cyanobacteria to aid conventional agriculture in providing critical services such as carbon capture, wastewater management, food/feed, biofuels, and other higher value bioproducts..."

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