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Renewable Energy Around the Web: January 4, 2010

Welcome to our first “around the web” summary for the new year. Renewable Energy Around the Web is a weekly compilation of renewable energy news and information. Please write to us with idea or suggestions for topics at “editor at renewableenergymemo.com”. Top Ten Biofuels...

Alternative Fuel Producers Push for 30% Investment Tax Credit

Blue Fire Ethanol and a consortium of 31 other alternative fuel producers have sent a letter to Congress asking for a 30% investment tax credit for biofuels. While alternative fuel producers were encouraged by last week's passage of extenders legislation to extend the alternative fuel mixture and...

War of Words over E15 Standard

With the EPA expected to rule on a waiver that would permit E15 (15% ethanol fuel) to be sold in the U.S. a war of words is heating up between ethanol advocastes, oil industry spokesmen and others. As Ethanol Producer reports: In the space of two days, the auto and oil industries urged caution on...

Valero Energy Signals Interest in Cellulosic Ethanol

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) recently announced its role in a $60 million financing for Montreal-based Enerkem, Inc. along with existing Enerkem investors Waste Management, Rho Ventures , Braemar Energy Ventures and Cycle Capital. Valero spokesman Bill Day says that the Enerkem deal is just one...

Is Ethanol Causing Pollution of Our Streams?

While watching CNBC during my usual workout routine, I heard a story about how President Obama's "Green Energy" policies had a dark side. The story specifically referred to the renewable fuels standard (or "RFS") requiring that gasoline sold in the US contain a minimum percentage...