And that would be the amount of cellulosic ethanol required under the energy bill passed by Congress last year. “The Renewable Fuels Standard does require that we have over 21 billion gallons of renewable fuels created from biomass over the next ten years,”
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
World Bank calls on oil producers to cut $50bn gas fire
THE world's oil producers are wasting more than $50 billion a year of natural gas by burning it off in flares — and adding significantly to the world's greenhouse gas emissions in the process.
The bank said the amount was equivalent to 27 per cent of the entire US consumption of natural gas, and 5.5 per cent of global gas output. Had it been sold in the US at 2006 prices, it would have been worth $US40 billion ($A53 billion at 2006 exchange rates).
"In Africa alone, about 40 billion cubic metres of gas are burned every year, which, if put to use, could generate half the electricity needed in that continent."
Saturday, April 19, 2008
USAF to provide facilities for private synthetic fuel development
Commercial synthetic fuel production and research into reducing the carbon dioxide output of the synthesis process could take place at the US Air Force's Malmstrom AFB in Montana under the USAF's Enhanced Use Lease programme.
the USAF plans to meet half its domestic requirements with US-produced coal-to-liquid synthetic fuel by 2016.
CleanTech Biofuels Inc. said Tuesday it entered into a licensing agreement with HFTA of Livermore, Calif., to license technology developed by scientists at the University of California-Berkeley (UCB).
HFTA was formed by the UCB scientists who developed technology using nitric acid to hydrolyze biomass.
University City, Mo.-based CleanTech Biofuels Inc. (OTCBB: CLTH) is a development stage company working on technologies to convert cellulosic material in municipal solid waste, green waste, and other cellulosic waste materials into fermentable sugars for the production of fuel-grade ethanol.