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US biodiesel industry challenges EU trade barriers

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Policy, North America, EuropeThe National Biodiesel Board on filed comments Sept. 30 with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. The bottom line is that a lot has changed in five years. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels

BY U.S. DOE Found In:Feedstock, North AmericaIn support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

ABO launches White House petition to encourage CO2 recycling

BY Algae Biomass Organization Found In:Policy, North AmericaThe Algae Biomass Organization announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a "We the People" petition to the White House and called for those who support common sense, market-driven, job-creating and emissions-reducing technologies to sign the petition. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

Agrisoma closes financing round, appoints new board members

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:BusinessAgrisoma Biosciences Inc. recently announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. It will use the funding to advance commercialization of Resonance Carinata, an RSB-certified oilseed crop. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Increased 2014 biodiesel mandate is subject of API letter to EPA

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Policy, North AmericaAPI sent EPA a letter stating it has learned the agency is considering increasing the 2014 biomass-based diesel standard under RFS, and reminding EPA of the statutory lead time needed to do so. NBB says this is more of API playing politics with RFS. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

First-of-its-kind biodiesel plant prepares to start production

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Production, North AmericaA biodiesel plant under construction at the 50 MMgy Adkins Energy ethanol refinery in Lena, Ill., will soon be making its first gallons of fuel. Adkins Energy General Manager Ray Baker said he anticipates production to begin in early October. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Schott, Algatech sign new R&D agreement following 1-year study

BY Schott AG Found In:Feedstock, Africa & the Middle EastSchott and Algatechnologies, a biotechnology company specializing in algae production, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech's algae production facility. READ MORE

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