Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

How it Works: DuPont Integrated Process for Converting Biomass to Cellulosic Ethanol


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Published on Oct 29, 2015

The world is requiring more renewable sources of energy to meet its needs. With decades of expertise in feedstock, bioprocessing and biofuel production, DuPont has answered the call with a fully integrated process that converts biomass to cellulosic ethanol.
This farm-to-fuel system is applied in our Nevada, Iowa biorefinery, which will produce 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol a year, with a licensing model that can be applied anywhere in the world. Learn more about how DuPont is reforming energy in Iowa, and around the globe: http://ib-promo.dupont.com/reformenergy/

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Building the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery | DuPont


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Published on Oct 29, 2015

A time lapse impression that documents the construction of the DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa (USA). It demonstrates the scale and scope of the project, from breaking ground in 2012 to mechanical completion in 2015, and heralds the human achievement and heroic efforts behind building the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant. Learn more about how DuPont is reforming energy in Iowa, and around the globe: [URL = http://ib-promo.dupont.com/reformenergy/

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Our time is running out – The Arctic sea ice is going!


Green World Store

Published on Jun 20, 2015

Exclusive interview with Professor Peter Wadhams, leading Arctic scientist Cambridge University – Filmed by Judy Sole, the University of Earth – www.theuniversityofearth.net

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From Funding Climate Deniers to Shadowy Groups, Koch Brothers Network Spent $400 Million in 2012


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 7, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – The Washington Post and the Center for Responsive Politics have just published an expose revealing how a labyrinth of 17 tax-exempt groups and limited-liability companies tied to the billionaire Koch Brothers raised at least $407 million during the 2012 campaign. The staggering amount is equivalent to the combined spending of all unions in state, federal and local races — it dwarfs nearly all other sources of political spending in 2012. The groups were designed to help conceal the sources of the money, much of which went to voter mobilization and television ads attacking President Obama and congressional Democrats. For more, we are joined by Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, and publisher of PRWatch.org and ALEC Exposed.org.

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Evil Koch Brothers Spend Millions To Eliminate Solar Power


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 29, 2015

With the nickname “The Sunshine State,” it would make sense for Florida to be a leader in solar energy in the United States. But industry opposition and a climate change-denying governor have allowed the state to fall dangerously behind when it comes to harnessing the power of the sun.

Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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Guinea Agribusiness: Sector recovering after Ebola epidemic


CCTV Africa

Published on Oct 29, 2015

Three more people have been infected with the Ebola virus in Guinea further dampening hopes of wiping out the disease. Key sectors have also been affected. The agricultural sector for instance is yet to recover full production as farmers stay away in fear of contracting the virus.

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The Boy Who Made Something Out Of Anything – DuPont Creates Cellulosic Ethano l from Crop Waste

DuPont
Published on Oct 29, 2015

DuPont Industrial Biosciences is creating clean cellulosic ethanol from biomass such as crop waste into something useful. The Boy Who Made Something Out Of Anything is the story of a young boy whose insatiable curiosity drives him to create wonderful inventions out of things that have been overlooked or cast aside. Like the boy in the film, DuPont has found a way to transform something we haven’t used into something useful. Our new cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa is using corn stover to create biofuels as a sustainable energy alternative driving the bio-based economy. Learn more about how DuPont is advancing biotechnology for the better at http://www.dupont.com/products-and-se…

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Abidjan in overnight frenzy after Alassane Ouattara’s election win


CCTV Africa

Published on Oct 29, 2015

Hundreds gathered in Cote d’Ivoire’s capital Abidjan to celebrate the election win by Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara won almost 84 percent of the vote. And was followed from a long distance by Pascal Affi N’Guessan, who only got about nine percent of the votes cast. Celebration ran overnight and signalled another chance for Ouattara to reignite the West African nation’s glory.

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Migrant Surge Shows No Signs of Slowing


Associated Press

Published on Oct 29, 2015

Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II is entering a perilous phase, as the usual pattern of migrant season ending by autumn is overturned by intensifying fighting in Syria and overcrowding in refugee centers. (Oct. 29)

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USGS Downgrade of Recoverable Oil in the Monterey Shale of California

http://www.postcarbon.org/usgs-downgrade-of-recoverable-oil-in-the-monterey-shale-of-california/

David Hughes

October 7, 2015

In 2011, the EIA published a report that stated the Monterey Shale in California had 15.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil, or two-thirds of the then estimated recoverable tight oil in the US. The EIA subsequently downgraded its estimate to 13.7 billion barrels in 2013. Post Carbon Institute and PSE Healthy Energy doubted the veracity of these estimates, and I worked with them to assess the EIA’s claims by analyzing available drilling data and the geology of the Monterey formation. In December 2013 they published my report, Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale, which

concluded that the EIA’s estimate was vastly overstated. A few months later, the EIA quietly downgraded its estimate by 96% to 600 million barrels, but the revision was picked up by the Los Angeles Times in May 2014.

Yesterday the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a report stating that the mean technically recoverable oil resource in the Monterey was just 21 million barrels, a further 96% downgrade from the revised 2014 EIA estimate.

To put this in perspective a resource which in 2011 the EIA estimated was 15.4 billion barrels—enough oil to meet all of U.S. needs for over two years—has been reduced to 21 million barrels, or enough oil to meet U.S. needs for only 26 hours. The initial estimate caused wildly overblown optimism within industry and government on the energy and economic future of California and major concerns within environmental groups about the effects of fracking to recover these resources on the environment.

…(read more).

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