Hybrid business models emerge

As a bush pilot years ago, Imperium Renewables CEO John Plaza made the flight between Anchorage and Tokyo countless times. The massive quantities of fuel it took to make these trips motivated him to enter the biofuel industry.
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NX Global to develop Canadian, US algae projects

NX Global Inc. has received a $100 million funding commitment from a private U.S.-based organization. The financial support will be used to purchase property and fund construction on a waste-to-energy and algae facility in Canada.
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MN biodiesel essay scholarship program accepting applications

High school seniors in Minnesota have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay on biodiesel. The program, which is in its fifth year, is sponsored by the American Lung Association and the state soybean growers association.
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Raptor announces startup of Greenwave Biodiesel plant

Raptor Technology Group Inc. announced Jan. 11 that a company it’s in the process of acquiring, Raptor Fabrication and Equipment Inc., has started up its newest biodiesel plant for Greenwave Biodiesel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Study recommends raising biodiesel price in India

A study conducted by the Indian government has determined the price of jatropha-based biodiesel needs to be increased to create an economically sustainable biodiesel industry within the country.
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Biodiesel gains focus at NAIAS

The National Biodiesel Board, along with key industry partners from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, are presenting a Biodiesel Symposium entitled “Biodiesel: Powerful Fuel, Promising Future” at the Detroit auto show on Wed., Jan. 12.
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CGF retains Equity Partners to sell Clayton plant

Adamstown, Md.-based Chesapeake Green Fuels LLC has retained Pasadena, Md.-based Equity Partners Inc. to sell its idle biodiesel plant. CGF has been trying to sell the facility, which is located in Clayton, Del., for approximately six months.
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German automakers dominate US clean diesel market

U.S. interest in light-duty clean diesel vehicles is growing. According to a speech given by Matthias Wissmann, president of VDA, at the NAIAS, the U.S. automotive market for light-duty vehicles is continuing to grow despite the economic downturn.
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May 2-5, 2011
America’s Center
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Indiana Convention Center
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September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

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October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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