Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hydraulic Fracking & Water Pollution

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Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, Part II of II

Peril and Promise from Haiti to Hawaii: a two-part series Geology denies them fossil fuels for cheap fuel, powerful export incomes, or fertilizers. Isolation brings them thin soils better suited to growing wood than staple crops. Deforestation is often rampant. … Continue reading

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Short Takes in Biofuels for April 30: The US Farm Bill

In Washington, more than 100 national, state and regional organizations delivered a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging them to adopt a new Farm Bill with robust mandatory funding for renewable energy and energy … Continue reading

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Virgin, SkyNRG, Brisbane Airport aim to establish first Aussie “bio-port”

In Australia, Virgin Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation and the global market maker in sustainable jet fuel, SkyNRG, today announced a feasibility study into the creation of Australia’s first “bio-port” at Brisbane Airport. The three parties have agreed to enter a … Continue reading

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Heliae, Evodos partner up for algae harvesting solution

In Arizona, Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, has announced a partnership with Evodos to offer its proprietary Spiral Plate Technology to North America. The Evodos harvesting process delivers a dewatered live algae paste that is over 98 percent free … Continue reading

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Amyris, IFF ink major fragrances, flavors pact

In California, International Flavors & Fragrances and Amyris announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF and Amyris will jointly develop a sustainable, cost-effective and reliable … Continue reading

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Ostara raises $13M for biobased fertilizers made from waste streams

In Canada, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a clean water company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from waste and process water streams and transforms them into a premium, slow-release fertilizer, announced that it has secured $13 million (USD) in equity … Continue reading

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“EU fiddling while oil burns – time for proactive biofuels policy.”

Today on Twitter: GreenSkoopr US Energy Department announces projects to develop advanced drop-in biofuels for military jets and ships followEBP Podcast: #Biofuels mfg at Eastman Business Park (Legacy Assets Grow EBP) testRun24408567 EU fiddling while oil burns – time for proactive biofuels policy

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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 71.08 as advanced biofuels gain

The Biofuels Digest Index™ (BDI), a basket of public biofuels stocks, jumped 1.18 percent to 71.08 as advanced biofuels gained. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) jumped 5.33 percent to $1.78, while Amyris (AMRS) rose 2.57 percent to $2.79. Among other … Continue reading

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Boise taxi cab company puts old Mercedes to work with biodiesel

In Idaho, taxi company Recab has launched offering taxi services powered by used cooking oil-based biodiesel. The older model Mercedes Benz cars will be on the road by mid-May, and even though the launch hasn’t even happened yet, the company … Continue reading

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CME and ICE go head-to-head on RIN futures

In Chicago and New York, Reuters is reporting that the rivalry between the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the InterContinental Exchange is heating up with both exchanges launching RIN features just two weeks apart from each other. ICE will be first … Continue reading

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Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, Part II of II

Peril and Promise from Haiti to Hawaii: a two-part series Geology denies them fossil fuels for cheap fuel, powerful export incomes, or fertilizers. Isolation brings them thin soils better suited to growing wood than staple crops. Deforestation is often rampant. … Continue reading

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Short Takes in Biofuels for April 30: The US Farm Bill

In Washington, more than 100 national, state and regional organizations delivered a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging them to adopt a new Farm Bill with robust mandatory funding for renewable energy and energy … Continue reading

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Virgin, SkyNRG, Brisbane Airport aim to establish first Aussie “bio-port”

In Australia, Virgin Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation and the global market maker in sustainable jet fuel, SkyNRG, today announced a feasibility study into the creation of Australia’s first “bio-port” at Brisbane Airport. The three parties have agreed to enter a … Continue reading

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Heliae, Evodos partner up for algae harvesting solution

In Arizona, Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, has announced a partnership with Evodos to offer its proprietary Spiral Plate Technology to North America. The Evodos harvesting process delivers a dewatered live algae paste that is over 98 percent free … Continue reading

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Amyris, IFF ink major fragrances, flavors pact

In California, International Flavors & Fragrances and Amyris announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF and Amyris will jointly develop a sustainable, cost-effective and reliable … Continue reading

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Ostara raises $13M for biobased fertilizers made from waste streams

In Canada, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a clean water company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from waste and process water streams and transforms them into a premium, slow-release fertilizer, announced that it has secured $13 million (USD) in equity … Continue reading

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“EU fiddling while oil burns – time for proactive biofuels policy.”

Today on Twitter: GreenSkoopr US Energy Department announces projects to develop advanced drop-in biofuels for military jets and ships followEBP Podcast: #Biofuels mfg at Eastman Business Park (Legacy Assets Grow EBP) testRun24408567 EU fiddling while oil burns – time for proactive biofuels policy

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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 71.08 as advanced biofuels gain

The Biofuels Digest Index™ (BDI), a basket of public biofuels stocks, jumped 1.18 percent to 71.08 as advanced biofuels gained. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) jumped 5.33 percent to $1.78, while Amyris (AMRS) rose 2.57 percent to $2.79. Among other … Continue reading

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Boise taxi cab company puts old Mercedes to work with biodiesel

In Idaho, taxi company Recab has launched offering taxi services powered by used cooking oil-based biodiesel. The older model Mercedes Benz cars will be on the road by mid-May, and even though the launch hasn’t even happened yet, the company … Continue reading

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