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BP Selects UC Berkeley to Lead $500 Million Energy Research Consortium

Global energy firm BP announced today that it has selected the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead an unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment.

Initiative Will Put Illinois at Forefront of Farm Bioenergy Production

A $500 million research program announced today by the energy company BP will bring farm bioenergy production to Illinois on a grand scale, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"Tactical Biorefinery" Turns Trash Into Electricity

A group of scientists have created a portable refinery that efficiently converts food, paper and plastic trash into electricity.

CVPS Cow Power, Audets Receive State's Highest Environmental Honor

CVPS Cow Power, the nation's first manure-to-energy renewable choice program, and Blue Spruce Farm, its first energy producer, were honored today with the Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Ethanol and Energy From Woodchips

Green Energy Resources announced it will seek to capture the woodchip for energy marketshare on the US East Coast and California.

Engineers Devise New Process To Improve Energy Efficiency of Ethanol Production

Carnegie Mellon University chemical engineers have devised a new process that can improve the efficiency of ethanol production, a major component in making biofuels a significant part of the US energy supply.

Clean Energy Projects Turn Landfills into Community Assets

The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized the accomplishments of numerous landfill methane partners who are generating clean, renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

President Bush's Call for More Ethanol Is Feasible if New Crops Are Tapped

Energy crop company Ceres, Inc said that President Bush's expected call for a substantial increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at tonight's State of the Union address is achievable, but new dedicated energy crops and government initiatives will be needed.

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