Canada’s New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is taking part in a research project that will produce ethanol from beer and soda waste. NBCC and Canadian company Milco Industries are working together to create a $500,000 modular pilot plant that will turn the waste drink products into ethanol.
With Murphy Oil Corporation's purchase of a corn ethanol plant in North Dakota, it becomes the latest oil company to jump into biofuel manufacturing.
Iowa, a leader in alternative energy production, received $16 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the state. Iowa Governor Chet Culver, along with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, made the announcement during a Monday morning news conference in Des Moines.