Monthly Archives: July 2014

Projects Borrego Solar Deemed Doable

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EU, LDK & Suntech Undermine Solar Recovery

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First-ever commercial flight on farnesene flies Orlando to Sao Paolo

In Florida, GOL’s flight 7725 that departed from Orlando, Florida on July 30 at 5:15 PM ET and traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, was the industry’s first commercial flight with farnesane. GOL committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with … Continue reading

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Gevo sells $18 million in stock to fund Luverne project completion

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has priced its underwritten public offering of common stock units. Gevo announced that it has agreed to sell 30,000,000 common stock units. Each common stock unit consists of one share of common stock and … Continue reading

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Biodiesel bolo factor slips to lowest in six months

In New York state, the biodiesel bolo factor—the difference between household heating oil and soy oil— fell to minus 23.5 cents/gal, the lowest since Feb. 3. Cheaper soy oil prices due to an expected bumper crop and leading to improved … Continue reading

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New Britain Palm Oil’s majority shareholder puts up Sime Darby Berhad

In the UK, New Britain Palm Oil’s majority shareholder Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad has designated Sime Darby Berhad as its preferred winner for offloading its entire 48.97% stake in the company. The terms of the proposed deal nor whether it would … Continue reading

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ABA wants White House to push EPA on faster pathway approvals

In Washington, the Advanced Biofuels Association is pushing the White House to speed up the approval process for new fuel pathways that would unlock the availability of more second-generation fuels on the market. Currently more than 35 applications are under … Continue reading

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New trigeneration system makes small-scale biofuel-powered CHP viable

In the UK, an innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University … Continue reading

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JBEI develops new tool to genetically engineer energy crops

In California, a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional … Continue reading

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Grassley files amendments to jobs bill bringing back biodiesel tax breaks

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa filed amendments to restore the wind energy and domestic biodiesel tax incentives to the Bring Jobs Home Act before the Senate. The Bring Jobs Home Act has been widely criticized as a political … Continue reading

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Charging electric cars efficiently with inductive method

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Indian Companies Launch Interest-Free Loans For Solar Power Products

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Solazyme: ROI next year, and some Return on Dream too

Signature AkzoNobel deal expansion highlights Solazyme’s Q2 results. But there’s something more to this company than the cash that sustains it, though sustain it cash does, and necessarily so. In California, Solazyme and AkzoNobel announced that they have expanded their … Continue reading

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The Boss From Hell: EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels

Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell. And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right at ol’ Uncle Sam. Congress passed the Renewable Fuels Standard in … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index falls to 78.41 as advanced biofuels tank

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was slammed, falling 3.13 percent to 78.41 as advanced biofuels tanked on a day when US equities were sharply down after disappointing corporate earnings. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) … Continue reading

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Silicor Materials Building First Large-Scale Solar Silicon Plant In Grundartangi, Iceland

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Elon Musk vs Mr. Burns On The Simpsons

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Breaking Cleantech News: Ecosphere Technologies (OTCBB:ESPH) Announces a New Purchase Order from Fidelity National Environmental Solutions

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Are You Driving the Right Car for an Oil Crisis?

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Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

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