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NEWS UPDATE July 2, 2013

Oregon Legislature’s top global warming bill sits on shaky ground

Scott Learn, The Oregonian  •    •  Posted July 2, 2013

The main bill in Oregon’s Legislature to address global warming is coming down to the wire. Senate Bill 488 would lift a 2015 sunset date for Oregon’s “clean fuel” program, which aims to cut the carbon in car and truck fuel 10 percent a gallon by 2025. [ read more … ]

Brazil startup to export ethanol made from sugar cane’s cellulose

Caroline Stauffer and Lucas Iberico-Lozada, Reuters  •    •  Posted July 2, 2013

Brazilian biotechnology startup GranBio Investimentos will export the fuel it hopes to make from cellulose in sugar cane stalks starting next year rather than trying to supply Brazil’s cars, its chief executive said. Brazil, the global pioneer of sugar-cane based ethanol, has not developed policies promoting so-called second-generation biofuels that convert non-edible material into fuel, GranBio’s CEO Bernardo Gradin said on Wednesday [ read more … ]

DOE invests $13M in 4 research projects

Katherine Ling, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 2, 2013

The Department of Energy today announced $13 million for research to maximize the amount of biofuel converted from nonfood feedstocks to lower production costs. DOE has chosen four projects in separate states that include universities, national laboratories and private companies to further the Obama administration’s goal of producing cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon by 2017, according to DOE. [ read more … ]

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