Renewable Energy Around the Web: January 4, 2010

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 Predictions for 2010
 
Our friends at BiofuelsDigest have posted their predictions for the coming year:
 
#10 – Low Carbon Fuel Standards – Following California’s lead, BFD predicts that other states will also adopt low carbon fuel standards that will spur investment into renewable fuels.
 
#9 – Cellulosic Ethanol “Happens”- BFD predicts 102 million gallons of advanced biofuels capacity by the end of 2010 with 25 Mgy of it cellulosic ethanol at 17 facilities.
 
#8 – Aviation Biofuels Surge- 2009 say several successful tests of aviation biofuels.  Look for an increase in interest and investment in 2010.
 
#7 – Oil Companies Acquire Ethanol Capacity- BFD predicts that a major oil company will acquire 200-800 Mgy in ethanol capacity, at a discounted rate of $0.70 per gallon of capacity.
 
#6 – Green Chemicals and Plastics Boom – Look for big investments by ‘old’ economy chemical companies into biochemical and related lines of business.
 
#5 – Jatropha Revival – BFD predicts major investments in this once-maligned plant for use as a feedstock.
 
Read the entire Top Ten list at Renewable Energy Around the Web.
 
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