food crops

UN: Biofuel Production 'Criminal Path' to Global Food Crisis

UN: Biofuel Production 'Criminal Path' to Global Food Crisis

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 28, 2008 (ENS) – The United States and the European Union have taken a “criminal path” by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food said today. At a press conference in Geneva, Jean…

Energy Department Selects Four Companies for Cellulosic Ethanol Funding

Energy Department Selects Four Companies for Cellulosic Ethanol Funding

WASHINGTON, DC, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has decided to invest up to $33.8 million for four projects that will develop improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material such as switchgrass and paper pulp into sugars suitable for production of biofuels. The funding will cover Fiscal Years 2008-2011 in…

Biofuels to Power the Future

Biofuels to Power the Future

With the launch of The Green [www.sundance.tv] television programming tonight on the Sundance Channel concentrating on green fuels, we thought we’d take a minute to dig a little deeper into fuels that aren’t as harmful to the planet as gasoline and diesel. Biofuels, like biodiesel, ethanol and even straight or waste vegetable oil that we…