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Ethanol plants found to emit more toxic air pollutants than oil refineries

Ethanol plants found to emit more toxic air pollutants than oil refineries

Biofuel refineries, touted as a greener alternative to oil, release significant levels of hazardous air pollutants in rural communities across the U.S., surpassing emissions from petroleum refineries.

Georgina Gustin reports for Inside Climate News.

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Turning mushroom waste into a resource for sustainable farming
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Turning mushroom waste into a resource for sustainable farming

The mushroom industry explores the potential of spent substrate, a byproduct of mushroom cultivation, for various environmental and agricultural applications.

Doug Bierend reports for Civil Eats.

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UNL students study former ethanol plant AltEn contamination

The massive study into the long-term effects wrought by AltEn, as well as financial assistance from the state, has provided unique research experiences for UNL students.
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Using pig fat as green jet fuel will hurt planet, experts warn

The fat of dead pigs, cattle and chickens is being used to make greener jet fuel, but a new study warns it will end up being worse for the planet.

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Bay Area plans to refine biofuels could derail climate goals, warn environmentalists

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for regulators to “accelerate refinery transitions away from petroleum to the production of clean fuels” was part of a larger effort to reduce climate pollution from California’s transportation sector, the largest source of emissions in the state.

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Jersey's government switches vehicles to vegetable oil biodiesel

Jersey's government has switched more than 37% of its vehicles to run on vegetable oil-based fuel to reduce its carbon emissions, it has said.

From pollution to power: Canada's first Indigenous-owned bioenergy facility opens

From pollution to power: Canada's first Indigenous-owned bioenergy facility opens

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council, comprised of nine First Nations, has opened the first 100 percent Indigenous-owned bioenergy facility in Canada. The facility uses wood waste generated from the tribal council's sawmill to generate heat and power.
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