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NEWS UPDATE May 21, 2014

Action on warming likely in short term, some Republicans say

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 21, 2014

Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and head of U.S. EPA under President George W. Bush, and Bob Inglis, former congressman from South Carolina, said they see the politics of climate change beginning to shift. “The two things that really drive Republicans are fiscal growth, economic growth and national security,” Whitman said at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference, a gathering of businesses, environmentalists and state and federal officials. “Climate change runs smack headlong into both of those.” [ read more … ]

Research envisions turning woody waste into asset for cellulosic producers

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 22, 2014

A pesky polymer that stands in the way of the sugars needed to make plant-based fuels might yet become a valuable asset for biofuels companies. At issue is whether lignin, the complex polymer that gives plants their structure, could be the basis for carbon fiber, a lightweight but strong substance growing in popularity as transportation industries seek greater efficiencies. Lignin leftovers from biofuels processes could one day show up in airplane seats, car doors and even golf clubs, say researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology. [ read more … ]

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