Monthly Archives: January 2014

A V6 Hybrid That Performs As Well As A V8?

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Honda Finishes Wind Farm, Boosts Sustainability Inititatives

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No pipe dream: Is fracking about to arrive on your doorstep?

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Energy Efficiency: The Italian Job

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First Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System In The World Developed In Iceland

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Plastic Bags Into Liquid Fuels — New Low-Temp Process For Creating Liquid Fuel From Polyethylene Developed

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$5 Solar Lamp To Fight Fuel Poverty

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Lab clocks ‘hot’ electrons: Plasmon-generated electrons timed moving from nanorods to graphene

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Solazyme opens for business in Iowa: The bioeconomy’s Nike takes it to the next level

In an on-time arrival, Solazyme starts up at 500,000 liter scale in Clinton, Iowa. Now, Express Yourself in the oils you choose. In California, Solazyme announced that commercial operations have commenced at both Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Clinton, Iowa facility, … Continue reading

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BMW Chief Thinks BMW i3 Is Greenest Car On Planet & Better Than The Model S?

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Ethanol expansion project seen boosting bottom line for Pakistani mills

In Pakistan, an ethanol expansion project is set to come online in March that will help secure the bottom line of the three sugar mills involved: Mehran Sugar Mills, Faran Sugar Mills and Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills. Though the project was … Continue reading

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Brazilian ethanol imports from the US picking up during interharvest season

In Brazil, Copersugar is importing 45.7 million liters of ethanol from the US, which is set to land in February. Already Brazil imported another 14.3 million liters that already landed earlier this month. Importing ethanol from the US during the … Continue reading

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Sterling Plantations sells SPC Biodiesel to GP Overseas

In Malaysia, Sterling Plantations Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement with GP Overseas Limited to sell its wholly-owned Malaysian subsidiary, SPC Biodiesel Sdn Bhd, for RM33 million (approximately A$11 million). SPC Biodiesel owns a 100,000 ton biodiesel … Continue reading

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Barstow Planning Commission OKs 20,000 gallon biodiesel storage unit

In California, the Barstow Planning Commission approved a 20,000 gallon above-ground biodiesel storage tank at the Pilot Travel Center in Lenwood. Blends of up to B20 will be sold.

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Dyadic International finishes major lab expansion in the Netherlands

In Florida, Dyadic International, Inc. announced that the expansion of its research laboratory in The Netherlands is now complete. Floor space at Dyadic Netherlands has significantly increased allowing for the installation of a wide range of state-of-the-art research equipment including … Continue reading

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IDB loans Brazilian bank $125 million for biofuels and renewables projects

In Washington, the IDB approved a Green Line Partnership with Banco Pine S.A. in Brazil to expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects, particularly biofuels and renewable energy projects. The IDB will provide an unsecured A/B loan of approximately $125 … Continue reading

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Clarkson University finds biofuel potential in wastewater lagoons

In New York state, wastewater treatment lagoons have the potential to serve as a local energy source, according to a Clarkson University doctoral student. Stefanie Kring, an environmental science and engineering Ph.D. student, has discovered the potential biofuel content of … Continue reading

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European Commission still figuring out how to promote biofuels post-2020

In Belgium, the European Commissioner for environment says that the Commission is still figuring out what the right tools are to promote sustainable transport, following the omission of targets for 2030 in its latest strategy released last week. A proposal … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 71.50 as advanced biofuels surge

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 1.27 percent to 71.50 as advanced biofuels surged. For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) jumped 4.72 percent to $9.77, while Amyris (AMRS) rose 5.50 percent to $4.41. Among other … Continue reading

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SolBooth: A Transparent Solar-Powered Phone Booth That Blends Into City Streets

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