Waste-to-Fuel Company That Raised $1 Billion Verges on Collapse

(Bloomberg) -- Fulcrum BioEnergy, a clean-fuels pioneer that raised more than $1 billion to turn household waste into lower-emitting fuels for planes and trucks, is in danger of going under.

The company recently laid off nearly all of its staff of about 100 and halted most of its operations, according to more than a half-dozen former employees. It signals the apparent demise of a company that garnered funding from a litany of industry giants — including BP, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines — and a setback in the push for a clean-fuels breakthrough to lower emissions from the aviation industry.

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These Nine States Will Phase Out Gas Car Sales by 2035

In a major shift away from traditional internal combustion engines, a growing number of states are adopting rules that will effectively ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035. The states are following California's lead with its Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) regulation, which sets yearly increasing quotas for automakers to sell more zero-emission vehicles like electric cars.

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Harnessing the Power of Plants: A Solution to Combat Rising Temperatures

Plants, the green guardians of our planet, hold the key to mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, particularly rising temperatures. Through their remarkable ability to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, plants play a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate. As temperatures continue to soar due to greenhouse gas emissions, harnessing the power of plants has become imperative to counteract this alarming trend.

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Outlook for India's Sustainable Energy: March 2024

In March 2024, India achieved significant milestones in its journey towards sustainability, marked by a remarkable surge in clean energy adoption. Embracing renewable alternatives, particularly solar and wind power, India showcased its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and fostering a greener future. This narrative delves into the specifics of India's clean energy achievements, underpinned by verified data sources, reflecting the nation's strides towards a sustainable energy landscape.

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Senators try to rein in cattle emissions

Pig pens smell foul and fowl pens may reek. But it’s cattle that specialize in silent but deadly emissions. At least potentially.

For years scientists have debated the environmental impact of methane from livestock. Now, a bipartisan group of Senators hopes to clear the air. On Wednesday, Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., introduced the Enteric Methane Innovation Tools for Lower Emissions and Sustainable Stock Act.

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Daryl Haack has been farming since the mid-1960s and is one of the founding board members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Little Sioux Corn Processors (Little Sioux), an ethanol plant near Marcus, Iowa, northeast of Sioux City. He has watched the biofuels industry grow from the ground up. He sat down with Successful Farming to reminisce on how the industry began and discuss where it is headed.

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