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Blog: Bush To Announce the Latest in Plan to Reduce Dependence on Foreign Energy

With the start of the summer driving season just a couple of weeks away, President George W. Bush will seek to gain momentum for his plan to cut U.S. read more »


Toyota Reveals Plans to Cut Hybrid Costs

Last week, a top Toyota exec told Reuters that Toyota Motor Corp. expects to cut costs for hybrid cars enough to be able to make as much money on them as it does on conventional gasoline cars by around 2010.Toyota has been keen to see the fuel–saving powertrain enter the mainstream since launching the Prius, the world's first hybrid car, in 1997, but sales have come at the expense of profitability, given the high production   read more »

Ethanol Shares Spotlight at Cooking Contest

The National Chicken Cooking Contest, the nation's oldest competitive cooking contest, was held last Friday in Birmingham, AL, wasn't just all about the 51 participants cooking away to capture the $100,000 grand prize. The ethanol industry took center stage for a bit, as well.   read more »

LanzaTech to Produce Ethanol Using Carbon Monoxide

New Zealand–based LanzaTech has announced its development of a fermentation process in which bacteria consume carbon monoxide and produce ethanol. This innovative new technology could produce 50 billion gallons of ethanol from the world's steel mills alone, turning the liability of carbon emissions into valuable fuels worth over $50 billion per year at very low costs and adding substantial value to the steel industry.   read more »

North Central Bioeconomy Consortium to Lead Bioenergy, Biofuels Research & Development

A region encompassing twelve north central states has made its way into the national spotlight as the U.S. Congress considers federal farm policy that will help shift energy reliance from the Middle East to the Midwest. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dako   read more »

Brazilian Prez to Discuss Ethanol with Hugo Chavez

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he hopes to discuss a recent spat over ethanol with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during an energy summit in Venezuela which starts Monday. Last week, Chavez, portraying ethanol as a threat to food supplies of poor countries, blasted ethanol as an environmental disaster that produces food for "cars, not people," and threatened to "knock down" a recent Brazilian–U.   read more »

ethanol production

Ethanol production has grown dramatically in the last few years as the demand for this clean-air fuel has escalated. Ethanol has become a legitimate industry that is rapidly changing the face of rural America —and helping the United States address serious environmental and energy challenges.