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German Biodiesel Production Collapses: Output has dropped to 10 percent of capacity from 20 percent after a tax increase on January 1. Europe is trying to increase the use of biofuels but Germany says it can’t give up the revenue from fuel taxes – Reuters. Xethanol […]

German Biodiesel Production Collapses: Output has dropped to 10 percent of capacity from 20 percent after a tax increase on January 1. Europe is trying to increase the use of biofuels but Germany says it can’t give up the revenue from fuel taxes – Reuters.

Xethanol Researchers Make Cellulosic Ethanol Gains: Working at the Forest Products Lab, researchers have achieved a 22 percent rate improvement and an 11 percent yield increase – Xethanol.

Carbon Policy Could Make Cleantech Explode “Overnight”: A Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner said that carbon control policies could “instantly make any green tech solution more cost-competitive with fossil-based competitors” – Reuters.

IPCC Chief to World – “Please Eat Less Meat”: Speaking in Paris, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, stressed that simple personal lifestyle choices could reduce the build up of carbon in the atmosphere – AFP.

Ethanol Fuels Gigantic Profits for Cargill, Monsanto: Mosaic, giant fertilizer maker and Cargill subsidiary, reported its third straight quarter of triple digit growth. Monsanto recently reported profits three times higher than of those a year ago – Grist.

Lawmaker Says Cellulosic Ethanol a Decade Away: Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, told the Reuters Global Agriculture and Biofuel Summit that Bush’s goal of 2012 was “optimistic” – Reuters.

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  1. Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.

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