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The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have awarded ten grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research in biofuel and bioenergy crops. The specific goal is to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing bioenergy crops.

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It seems like no matter what kind of fuel it is, it always comes from the Middle East or Texas. The latter is the case here, as Greenline Industries (no relation to Saturn) and Valco Bioenergy have just started up a new 3 million gallon per year biodiesel plant in Harlingen, TX. In Greenline's pursuit of alternative fuel happiness, they have won EPA awards for their designs in biodiesel production facilities.

Bioenergy Australia, a government-industry forum to foster and facilitate the development of biomass for energy, liquid fuels, and other value-added bio-based products recently put on The Bioenergy Australia 2006 – A Growth Opportunity for Energy and the Environment Conference. Presentations at the conference were given on bioenergy projects and project development case studies, and covered bioelectricity, liquid fuels, gasification and pyrolysis and their applications, anaerobic digestion

A few days ago, agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) let the rest of the world know what the company's future in bioenergy will look like. When ADM talks biofuels, it's sensible it to pay attention. This is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn and wheat, after all, and if they're going to expand biofuel production, it impacts a lot of us. Patricia Woertz, CEO and President, said ADM is considering expanding its origination presence in palm in Indonesia, sugar in Bra