July 1, 2007

Biopact: July 2007 Digest

Biopact Blog writes many stories that are relevant to the study of BIOstock, BIOconversion, BIOoutput, and BIOwaste.

Rather than summarize and reprint excerpts from this excellent source of information, a breakdown of each month's most relevant titles is provided in one updated article...

New biodiversity data access portal launched
Revolution in the kitchen: 5000 Indian rural households receive smokeless biomass pellet stove
'Plants for the Future' technology platform presents plan for European bioeconomy
OECD-FAO Outlook: growing biofuel demand underpinning higher agriculture prices
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
Study of energy crops shows miscanthus twice as productive as switchgrass
Simulated crop provides answer to irrigation issues
China to boost forest-based bioenergy, helps win battle against desertification
Report: community forest enterprises drive sustainable forestry, but stifled by red tape

Nanosphere catalyst could improve biodiesel production
Investigating life in extreme environments may yield applications in the bioeconomy
Highlights from the International Conference on Biofuels (Day 1)
Sweden calls for the creation of a 'biopact' with the South - Highlights from the International Conference on Biofuels (Day 1, part 2)
Texas launches Bioenergy Strategy
An in-depth look at biorefinery concepts
EU and China agree on joint development of knowledge-based bioeconomy
Scientist skeptical of algae-to-biofuels potential - interview
Report: the future of biofuels is not in corn, better alternatives available
Gevo receives funding from Virgin Fuels and Khosla Ventures to make biobutanol
World sugar prices keep falling, despite ethanol boom

EU Environment ministers approve reductions in car emissions, divided over implementation
Syntroleum to deliver bio-based synthetic jet fuel to U.S. Department of Defense
IEA forecasts world biofuel output to double from 2006 to 2012
Survey Finds Strong Support Among Voters for Mandatory Auto Fuel Efficiency Increases

FPL Energy teams up with Citrus Energy to make cellulosic ethanol from citrus waste

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