Algaeventure awarded loan for algae dewatering systems

Algaeventure Systems Inc. has been awarded a $1.5 million loan from the Ohio development department's R&D investment loan fund to support the purchase of machinery and equipment to manufacture its algae dewatering systems.
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UFOP chairman speaks on dioxin scandal

Representatives from the biodiesel industry met in Berlin for the “Fuels of the Future” congress to discuss a range of topics including a recent dioxin scandal that unfairly tarnished a German biodiesel producer.
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Massachusetts high school wins grant for WVO biodiesel project

Thanks to a $17,729 grant provided by the Concord Education Fund, students at Concord Carlisle High School in Concord, Mass., will soon be able to participate in a full-fledged biodiesel project in the fall when the new school year begins.
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HR BioPetroleum acquires Shell stake in Cellana

After four years of loyalty to algae technology investment, Royal Dutch Shell PLC decided to relinquish its stake in Cellana, a joint venture between Shell and Hawaii-based HR BioPetroleum Inc. HRBP has now assumed full ownership of Cellana.
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OriginOil receives first commercial order for algae system

California-based OriginOil Inc. has received the first commercial order to deploy its algae oil extraction system in an industrial setting. Australia-based MBD Energy Ltd. has commitment to purchase a unit for piloting at a coal power plant.
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Former Pfizer chemist gambles on small-scale biodiesel production

Only months after officially opening Constitution Biofuels, a small-scale biodiesel facility in Groton, Conn., founder Doug Dickey said it is already receiving requests for product from several facilities.
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Chu discusses clean energy agenda

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu hosted an online town hall meeting Jan. 26 as a follow up to President Obama's State of the Union address. During the event, Chu discussed the administration's clean energy agenda and answered questions.
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Diesel vs. gasoline: new study finds diesels are a better value

A new study released Jan. 27 at the Washington Auto Show reveals that despite the higher price of diesel-engine vehicles, they are a better value compared to gas cars and trucks due to lower operating costs and higher resale value over time.
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