Author Archives: SAFER Alliance

Fuel for thought: Why ethanol should help power South Carolina

Dr. Jim Frederick, former SC Biomass Council Board Chair, discusses the myths and misconceptions about using biofuels and illustrates an economic opportunity by growing biofuels in South Carolina. Read the article here.   

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Carbon Debt Sequel Gets a Thumbs Down

A blog from Dave Tenny, NAFO President and CEO. Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed “carbon debt” argument, asserting that biomass energy contributes to carbon build-up in the atmosphere. The sequel gets … Continue reading

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RFA releases 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol

RFA released an update to its 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol. Each features in-depth looks at key topics that include the RFS, energy security, the environment, impacts on the economy, U.S. agriculture, international trade, transportation, and … Continue reading

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Argonne scientists criticize WRI study that casts doubts on bioenergy

Biofuels scientists from Argonne National Laboratory have offered a scathing critique of a recent study that found the world cannot meet its future food needs and produce bioenergy at the same time. In a set of comments, Argonne’s Michael Wang … Continue reading

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AgStar Anaerobic Digester Database

As of January 2015, AgSTAR estimates that there are approximately 247 anaerobic digester systems operating at commercial livestock farms in the United States. Visit the Anaerobic Digester Database for additional information.  In-depth profiles of select projects are available here.

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