Monthly Archives: September 2012

Excellent Fatty Acid Production for New LS9 Florida Plant

In Florida, LS9 announced the completion of its first production run of fatty alcohols at its new facility in Okeechobee. The first run at 135,000 liter scale produced several tons of fatty alcohol with “excellent replication of technical metrics”. Thanks … Continue reading

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Adams County Raising Funds to Build Levee for KiOR Biofuels Plant

In Mississippi, Adams County officials hope to secure a deal with biofuel company, KiOR, to build a new $350 million plant. However, before the deal is final, a levee needs to be built at the site to avoid flooding. Adams … Continue reading

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Three new E85 Pumps on Massachusetts Turnpike

In Massachusetts, three pumps on the Massachusetts Turnpike are now offering E85. The pumps are located in Charlton and Westboro. The promotion of E85 meets Massachusetts’s 2010 GreenDOT policy initiative, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas production and encourage sustainable … Continue reading

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AdvanceBio Systems Creates New Brazilian Partnership to Increase Ethanol Yields

In Brazil, the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory has chosen to partner with biofuels consultancy firm AdvanceBio Systems to work on a pre-treatment research project the firm’s SuPR2G reactor. Focusing on the production of biofuels, fermentable sugars and chemicals from … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Gives $500 million to help Small Businesses Produce Next Generation Biofuels

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has created a $500 million funding program called the SD Tech Fund to support small business including next generation biofuel producers. Using Canadian government funds, the program supports up to 40% of eligible project … Continue reading

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Cargill do Brasil Working with Family Farmers, Receives Social Seal

In Brazil, Cargill do Brasil, the agriculture giant’s Brazilian division, announced it will receive a social seal from the Federal Ministry of Agrarian Development for its first biodiesel production facility in Tres Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul state. The seal … Continue reading

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Clark Environmental to Treat Biofuel Contamination in Florida

In Florida, Clark Environmental, Inc. will be able to remediate soils contaminated with liquid biofuels, such as ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, green diesel and vegetable oils thanks to being awarded the first Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit ever issued to … Continue reading

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No More Crop-based Biofuels in the EU by 2020

In Brussels, the European Union plans to limit the use of crop-based biofuels following concerns over food competition and lower environmental benefits than previously thought. Conceding to considerable pressure, the EU’s draft policy changes also aim to end all public … Continue reading

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Advanced biofuels pioneer Terrabon files for chapter 7 bankruptcy: One-off or trend?

Closely-watched green gasoline producer collapses as Waste Management declines next financing round. What does it mean for companies like Fulcrum Bioenergy, Enerkem, Agilyx, Agnion, Renmatix, Genomatica, and InEnTec? The Digest looks at the inside story. In Texas, Terrabon filed for … Continue reading

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Dyadic to participate in EC Healthbread Project

In The Netherlands, Dyadic International announced they are a participant in the HealthBread Project, a new multidisciplinary research program that has been awarded approximately €1M from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme. The HealthBread Project is a two year research … Continue reading

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Potawatomi get funding for renewable projects

From a news release issued by the U.S. Department of Energy: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week announced the selection of five projects to receive a combined US $20.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act … Continue reading

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RENEW: Hearing trivialized Advanced Renewable Tariffs

From a letter from RENEW Wisconsin to Senators Jeff Plale and Mark Miller, co-chairs of the Select Senate Committee on Clean Energy, who held a hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs Act bill on January 27: Dear Senators Miller and … Continue reading

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Excellent Fatty Acid Production for New LS9 Florida Plant

In Florida, LS9 announced the completion of its first production run of fatty alcohols at its new facility in Okeechobee. The first run at 135,000 liter scale produced several tons of fatty alcohol with “excellent replication of technical metrics”. Thanks … Continue reading

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Adams County Raising Funds to Build Levee for KiOR Biofuels Plant

In Mississippi, Adams County officials hope to secure a deal with biofuel company, KiOR, to build a new $350 million plant. However, before the deal is final, a levee needs to be built at the site to avoid flooding. Adams … Continue reading

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Three new E85 Pumps on Massachusetts Turnpike

In Massachusetts, three pumps on the Massachusetts Turnpike are now offering E85. The pumps are located in Charlton and Westboro. The promotion of E85 meets Massachusetts’s 2010 GreenDOT policy initiative, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas production and encourage sustainable … Continue reading

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AdvanceBio Systems Creates New Brazilian Partnership to Increase Ethanol Yields

In Brazil, the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory has chosen to partner with biofuels consultancy firm AdvanceBio Systems to work on a pre-treatment research project the firm’s SuPR2G reactor. Focusing on the production of biofuels, fermentable sugars and chemicals from … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Gives $500 million to help Small Businesses Produce Next Generation Biofuels

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has created a $500 million funding program called the SD Tech Fund to support small business including next generation biofuel producers. Using Canadian government funds, the program supports up to 40% of eligible project … Continue reading

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Cargill do Brasil Working with Family Farmers, Receives Social Seal

In Brazil, Cargill do Brasil, the agriculture giant’s Brazilian division, announced it will receive a social seal from the Federal Ministry of Agrarian Development for its first biodiesel production facility in Tres Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul state. The seal … Continue reading

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Clark Environmental to Treat Biofuel Contamination in Florida

In Florida, Clark Environmental, Inc. will be able to remediate soils contaminated with liquid biofuels, such as ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, green diesel and vegetable oils thanks to being awarded the first Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit ever issued to … Continue reading

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No More Crop-based Biofuels in the EU by 2020

In Brussels, the European Union plans to limit the use of crop-based biofuels following concerns over food competition and lower environmental benefits than previously thought. Conceding to considerable pressure, the EU’s draft policy changes also aim to end all public … Continue reading

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