Feds offer $105M loan guarantee for “Project Liberty” biofuel plant

Poet’s so-called “Project Liberty” biofuel plant, which will use corn waste instead of edible corn, is getting some support from the U.S. government. On Thursday, the Department of Energy announced it will offer Poet a $105 million loan guarantee to build out Project Liberty in Iowa.

Vid-Biz: Obama, GSA, VoloMedia

Obama Holds Video Town Hall; in yet another online first, Obama streams comments on the economy, answering public questions including some submitted by web video. (Whitehouse.gov)
General Services Administration Signs Up With YouTube, Other Video Sites; after ironing out terms of service agreements, federal agencies can now use video-sharing sites while meeting their legal requirements. (Federal Computer Week)
ABC News Taps VoloMedia; network will measure and monetize podcasts such as Nightline, World News with Charlie Gibson and Good Morning America. (release)
Global Gaming Partners with 5min; online gaming community to get tips, insight and strategy videos relevant to niche gaming culture. (MediaWeek)
Hulu Gets UK TV Shows; video site to get such shows as Peep Show and Queer as Folk and will only be available to viewers in the U.S. (paidContent) Since we’re talking international here, Justin.tv’s audience is now bigger than Hulu’s… on a global basis (but Hulu’s only available in the U.S.). (TechCrunch)
Reveille and Grape Nuts Launch The Guy’s Manual; 50 episode web series on MSN.com offers advice to men on “how to get things done.” (TVWeek)
Gotuit Uses Metadata for Mashup Tool; firm lets media companies use metadata to define where clips start and stop eliminating the need to enter a video edit bay. (Contentinople)