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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE May 31, 2012

Region called biofuels gateway

By Steve Jordon, WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER  •    •  Posted May 31, 2012

The Midwest will lead the way in the next generation of biofuels, business and government officials said here Wednesday. What’s needed now is for technology, government policy, consumer demand and economics to converge and open the door to fuel made from the cellulose in fibers such as cornstalks, wood chips and grasses.
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Novozymes opens $200M Neb. enzyme plant

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 31, 2012

Danish enzyme maker Novozymes began operations today in what it’s calling the largest U.S. biofuel-enzyme factory. The $200 million project in Blair, Neb., will supply ethanol plants both in the United States and abroad with enzymes for converting sugars and starch to biofuel. [ read more … ]

Obama’s Aide On Climate Change Seeking Oil, Gas Allies

By Jim Snyder, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted May 31, 2012

Heather Zichal spent her early days in the Obama administration pushing a climate-change bill in Congress that oil and gas companies helped to derail. Now President Barack Obama has named Zichal, his deputy assistant for energy and climate change, as a liaison to that industry, and to make sure proposed rules don’t slow the surge in U.S. natural-gas development. [ read more … ]

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