Monthly Archives: September 2014

White Paper: Advanced Biofuel Development Using Parallel Bioreactor Systems

The Digest has added a new White Paper to SuperData Free Access: Advanced Biofuel Development Using Parallel Bioreactor Systems Summary: To make biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel competitive with fossil fuels extensive research in the field of process development … Continue reading

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DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of … Continue reading

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Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need … Continue reading

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4 Minutes With…Manoel Carnauba, COO, GranBio

It’s been the most amazing month for GranBio, highlighted by the official opening of the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery, in Alagoas, Brazil. The venture has moved so fast that even industry insiders have had little time to get to … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index drops to 73.50 as ethanol equities fall

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dropped 0.97 percent to 73.50 as ethanol equities fell. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) lost 3.32 percent to $3.79, while Solazyme (SZYM) tumbled 4.11 percent to $7.46. Among other … Continue reading

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US Crude Oil Exports Headed to South Korea

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As many as 30 Brazilian ethanol mills headed for bankruptcy

In Brazil, Valor Economico reports that as many as 30 ethanol and sugar plants are ready to shut down permanently thanks to the country’s policy to continually cap gasoline prices. The mills crush about 60 million metric tons of cane … Continue reading

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Indian biofuel company gets German investment for expansion

In India, a German investor has bought into biofuel manufacturer Arstaeco for EUR100,000. The company has a facility that produces 600,000 metric tons per year of biochar, synthetic fuel and 1MW of electricity from agricultural waste. The company plans to … Continue reading

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Air quality concerns abound for site of Red Rock Biofuel’s Oregon plant

In Oregon, following excitement about Red Rock Biofuel’s agreements with the Navy and Southwest Airlines, attention is being paid to the town where the facility will be sited and the existing air pollution challenges there. Already the situation has attracted … Continue reading

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Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant

In Illinois, an undisclosed ethanol project planned for Waltonville will benefit from $1.95 million funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to pay for infrastructure. That’s on top of the state’s DoT who has also awarded the … Continue reading

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EPA approves CCS at ADM ethanol plant

In Washington, the EPA has approved a CCS process at an ADM ethanol plant where drilling is expected to begin in November. The project will inject and store 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant into … Continue reading

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Google Quits Political Group That Opposed Climate Change Action

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Solar Energy Storage System For Homes and Businesses Unveiled

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Power Markets and the Changing Color of the Grid

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Solar Policy Battle: IRS Now Part of Fierce Debate Over How to Value Solar Energy

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Latin America And Caribbean Region Expected To Install 9 GW Of Solar In 5 Years

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Companies are Part of the Equation to Address Climate Change

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Australian Leaders Begin Dancing Around Renewable Energy Talks

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Information and Efficiency: Is Data A Painkiller?

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Siemens Investing In Fossil Fuels For “The Really Long Term”

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