Monthly Archives: December 2014

Energy Investing: What To Expect In 2015

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Affordable Flow Battery Technology Reportedly Being Developed By Vinazene

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Biofuels Digest Index drops to 61.72 as Santa Claus slide strikes

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.84 percent to 61.72 as all sectors fell in an inverse Santa Claus rally. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) tumbled 3.55 percent to $10.33, while Metabolix (MBLX) … Continue reading

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the … Continue reading

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When 2014 Saw Australia Become An International Climate Pariah

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China Extending Low-To-No-Emissions Vehicle Subsidies To 2020

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Top 30 CleanTechnica Articles of 2014

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Pacific Ethanol buys Aventine Renewables in all-stock deal

In California, Pacific Ethanol and Aventine Renewables announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pacific Ethanol will acquire all of Aventine’s outstanding shares in a stock-for-stock merger transaction. “With this transaction, Pacific Ethanol strengthens its unique … Continue reading

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Floods seen cutting Malaysian biodiesel production 20% in December

In Malaysia, floods are impacting oil palms to such a degree that palm oil production is expected to slump by up to 20% in December from 1.75 million metric tons produced in November. The floods are expected to disrupt production … Continue reading

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Baker Commodities to build 20 million gallon biodiesel plant in California

In California, Baker Commodities plans to build a 20 million gallon biodiesel plant in Vernon co-located with its rendering plant using technology provided by Superior Process Technologies that claims to produce the fuel with less energy and higher yields at … Continue reading

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US Grains Council sees Cuba as major market for DDGS exports

In Washington, the US Grains Council says that coarse grains exports could increase dramatically if United States-Cuba diplomatic relations are fully normalized, with the island nation having the potential to become the 12th largest market for U.S. corn if trade … Continue reading

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Petrobras opens first-ever biodiesel plant in Rio Grande do Norte

In Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte’s first biodiesel plant has opened in Guamaré. Petrobras has invested more the BRL5 million in the facility that will use a wide range of feedstocks from virgin oils produced by small farmers under the … Continue reading

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Asian biofuel prices sink as external factors weigh

Across Asia, biodiesel and ethanol prices have fallen to historic lows, with biodiesel at its lowest since 2009 at $820.92 per ton while ethanol prices have fallen to its lowest since March 2011 with $669.46/cubic meter. The region’s ethanol prices … Continue reading

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4 minutes with… Samuel Kanes, Founding Director, BlueOcean NutraSciences

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. BlueOcean (BOC.TSXV) holds the exclusive global patent rights to technology that captures and dissolves CO2 gas into solutions for accelerating biomass growth. The first commercial development is accelerating … Continue reading

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University of Arkansas researcher gets grant to study nanotech for biomass crops

In Arkansas, the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has approved grant funding for a UALR biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops. Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, associate professor in the UALR Department of … Continue reading

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Africa’s largest wind farm in Morocco will power 1.5 million homes

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Researchers Identify Multivalent Cathode Materials With Good Potential For High Energy-Density Batteries

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Class-Action Lawsuit In New Jersey Alleges That 2011–14 Chevy Volts Feature Faulty Steering Wheels

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When Wind Energy Continued As The Big News Story Of 2014

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 £35 Million Government Fund To Reduce Air Pollution In Britain

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