Pennycress energy crop developments show real progress

As a dedicated energy crop, some might describe field pennycress as that old, cliched saying, "too good to be true," but a crop planted during harvest time and harvested during planting season can provide benefits to farmers and the energy sector.
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Obama: 'I don't want to leave this for the next president'

Following a statement on the natural disaster that overtook Japan, the president recently addressed the reality that the U.S. controls only 2 percent of the world's oil, but consumes more than a quarter of global oil consumption.
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BAFA: Germany consumed 780 million gallons of biodiesel in 2010

Germany's Federal Office for Economy and Export Control (BAFA) released figures recently on the nation's total biodiesel sales for 2010. BAFA reports that approximately 780 million gallons of biodiesel was sold into the German fuel market last year.
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Mission achieves ISCC certification, loses contract with Chevron

Australia-based Mission NewEnergy Ltd. has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Felda Global Group, a Malaysian palm oil producer. In other company news, Mission filed an IPO and lost its relatively new contract with Chevron in early March.
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Company expands genetic library for jatropha

San Diego-based SG Biofuels stated it has applied more than 1.6 million genetic markers for jatropha toward the development of marker-assisted selection methods to produce high-performing cultivars of the energy crop.
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USDA seeks applications for renewable energy funding

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 14 that USDA is seeking applications to increase the production and use of renewable energy sources. Funding is available from three USDA Rural Development renewable energy programs.
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Sustainable Biodiesel Summit unites wide range of producers

For nearly a week, biodiesel enthusiasts ranging from commercial-scale to micro-sized producers convened in Pittsboro, N.C., for the 2011 Sustainable Biodiesel Summit, sharing data, perspective and positive stories of the industry.
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Legislation would alter biodiesel tax credit

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tim Johnson, D-S.D., introduced the Securing America's Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act March 10. The bill aims to further America's energy efficiency and renewable energy production.
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May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
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June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
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September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

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October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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