Take Another Look at Biofuels

A diverse set of highly respected researchers offers their perspectives on how sustainably deployed biofuels help can help society achieve many “win-wins” by supporting important environmental, economic, and social goals. In contrast, they question how continued massive reliance on liquid fuels from fossil materials can achieve positive environmental outcomes, especially higher carbon options such as oil sands, deep water drilling, natural gas-to-liquids and coal conversion. Read Biofuels Can Support Environmental Economic Social Goals June 2014.

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Check out the June 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News

The June 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted.  Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on energy policy, project announcements, events, and new reports that analyze various aspects of the bioenergy industry and climate science.  Join the next IBSS webinar on July 16 on information technologies to improve biomass supply chain logistics. Save the date of October 22 for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.

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White House All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy Released

Just days ahead of the Administration’s release of its much-anticipated greenhouse gas regulations, the White House has issued its latest report The All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth. The report provides lots of charts and figures on the progress that has been made and offers projections on the work that remains to be done. Except for recognizing the role of biofuels in the transportation sector and supporting the development of advanced biofuels, the report is virtually silent on the contributions of bioenergy to the nation’s energy future. This underscores the need of bioenergy advocates to better coordinate and communicate the value of bioenergy in diversifying our nation’s energy resources, reducing carbon emissions, sustaining healthy forests and supporting economic development in our rural communities.

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May 2014 Edition of Southern Bioenergy Network News Available

The May 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted.  Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on energy policy, project announcements, events, and new reports that analyze various aspects of the bioenergy industry and climate science.  Save the date of October 22 for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.

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Two Southeast Companies are Helping Advance Energy Crop Systems

North Carolina-based REPREVE® RENEWABLES is offering a unique program to grow giant miscanthus grass for renewable product solutions. They are bringing the ACCU YIELD™ System to locations in North Carolina and throughout the United States (including Iowa) and demonstrating their planting systems for giant miscanthus grass for commercial biomass production.  Meanwhile, Tennessee-based Genera Energy Inc. has announced a 14 percent reduction in harvest costs utilizing Genera’s recently demonstrated in-field harvesting operations.  On the receiving end, unload time for bulk harvested material improved 21 percent over the previous harvest.

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