If you're doing research on producing biofuels from cellulosic biomass, the California Energy Commission has some money for you! They have $3 million to give out to three or four projects. The Commission has put a solicitation for competitive grants for research, development and demonstration of conversion technologies to make fuel from materials like agricultural and forest residues, food waste, beverages or other materials.
On September 20, DaimlerChrysler VP of Regulatory Affairs Deborah Morrissett gave an address to the Washington Automotive Press Association on the subject of renewable fuels. She discussed the usual gamut of alternative fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and hydrogen. However, the single biggest chunk of the speech covered diesel in its various aspects. She talked about the success of the Ram and Liberty CRD and the fact that both are already rated to run on B5. The Ram is currently being succe