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News Archives - 2008

January

Renewable Fuel Standards Increased and Extended by Energy Act
Members Announced for the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
DOE to Invest $114 Million in Small-Scale Cellulosic Biorefineries

February

DOE to Invest $34 Million in Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

March

USDA, DOE to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects

April

DOE Announces up to $4 Million for University Research into Advanced Biomass Conversion
Department of Energy Publishes Report on Switchgrass as an Energy Crop
Argonne National Laboratory Analysis Shows Decline in Energy Used by Ethanol Industry
Three New Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefineries to Receive $86 Million in Funding
Biomass 2008: Fueling our Future Conference Considers Federal Strategy for Sustainability, Collaboration
Three New Cellulosic Biorefineries to Receive $86 Million from DOE
DOE to Offer $10 Billion in Renewable, Efficiency Loan Guarantees
DOE Offers $7 Million for Biomass Pyrolysis Research
Oklahoma set to plant first-ever 1,000 acre switchgrass field
DOE Responds to TIME Magazine's Criticism of Ethanol

May

New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels: DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development
New Farm Bill Speeds Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels

June

USDA Awards $2.55 Million for Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

July

DOE to Provide $40 Million to Two Small-Scale Biorefineries
DOE Supports the Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative
Renewable and Efficient Inventions Earn Nine R&D 100 Awards for DOE
USDA Awards $6.9 Million for Renewable Energy, Efficiency Projects
New Report from Harvard Kennedy School Researchers Calls for Changes to Biofuels Incentives
Companies and Utilities to Launch Algae Farm in Hawaii
DOE and USDA Award $10 Million for Cellulosic Biofuel Research

August

EPA Declines Texas Request to Reduce Renewable Fuel Requirements
DOE to Invest $7 Million to Speed Clean Energy Commercialization

September

USDA Awards $35 Million for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
Cellulosic Ethanol Facilities Marching Ahead
DOE to Invest up to $4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels Projects at U.S. Universities
Clean Cities' Odyssey Day Celebrates Success in Alternative Fuel Vehicles

October

Notice of Upcoming "Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery Operations" Funding Opportunity Announcement
USDA and DOE Announce National Biofuels Action Plan
Department of Energy to Invest up to $7.0 Million in five Innovative Biofuels Projects
DOE Awards $83.3 Million to Develop a Sustainable Biofuels Industry
Economic Stabilization Bill Includes Clean Energy Tax Incentives
DOE and EPA Release the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide

November

Corn Ethanol Producer VeraSun Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Missouri Voters Approve a Renewable Energy Requirement
EPA Sets Renewable Fuel Requirement of 10.21% for 2009

December

USDA Offers Guaranteed Loans for Commercial-Scale Biorefineries
DOE to Invest Up to $200 Million in Integrated Biorefineries


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