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Green Biologics raises $76 million to support plant conversion

Description:
A U.K. based company has raised funds to convert a Minnesota ethanol plant to be able to produce n-butanol and acetone. This will impact the amount of bioenergy that can be produced in the Midwest.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.