Similar to fruit crops on the mainland, a sizable portion of the fruit grown in Hawaii never gets to the supermarket. A staggering 35% of the state’s multi-million-pound papaya harvest is culled from packinghouses due to reasons like disease and pest pressure or post-harvest damage. A researcher sees potential to produce biofuels from all that wasted papaya pulp.
Clean Energy Fuel releases Redeem, a truly renewable natural gas fuel made from landfill methane gas, to be sold at 40 filling stations across California.
The quest for commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol has been under way for some time now. Despite the exciting potential of ethanol produced from renewable sources, real progress has been slow: KiOR’s first shipment of cellulosic gasoline was delivered in late June, and the DuPont refinery is still being built. But just last week, INEOS Bio announced that they are officially producing cellulosic ethanol at a commercial scale.
China surpasses the U.S. to become the world’s number-one importer of crude oil and petroleum products.
The city of Houston has won a prize from Bloomberg Philanthropies to make their “One Bin for All” plan a reality. With the country’s first total resource recovery facility in place, the city plans to find productive uses for discarded food and other recyclables.
The biofuels industry’s thirst for corn and soy ethanol is driving a rush to convert Midwest grasslands to croplands. But how much is too much?
EPA mandates for cellulosic biofuel blends cannot be met as production is literally non-existent. How the EPA manages the mandates for 2013 may have a direct effect on food prices at the grocery store in the near future.
In our interconnected world, the U.S. renewable fuel mandates are causing food prices to rise in other parts of the world. For Guatemalans, it’s becoming a dire situation.
The recently released report from Chatham House takes a hard look at the challenges that lie ahead in the future as the world’s most crucial resources come under the increased strain of over-consumption.
Boeing aims to develop renewable jet fuels using region specific biofuel feedstocks like recycled cooking oil and fast growing grasses.