Alltech opens premiere algae fermentation facility

A recently renovated algae fermentation facility in Winchester, Ky., could be the key to help Alltech, the global animal nutrition provider that purchased the facility for $14 million, reach the $1 billion revenue threshold by 2015.
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Planters' Nutmobile to run on biodiesel

Planters' redesigned Nutmobile is capable of running up to a B20 blend. The traveling promotional vehicle will tour the country and visit over 16 cities during its 2011 "Naturally Remarkable" campaign.
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Spain increases biodiesel use to curb impact of rising oil prices

Spain is taking action to reduce the economic impact of rapidly increasing oil prices in part by increasing the allowable content of biodiesel for blending in transportation fuels from 5.7 percent to 7 percent, to be effective March 7.
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MIT's biodiesel team plans on return trip to Brazil

Put Brazil on the list of project locations for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's biodiesel team, called Biodiesel@MIT, which is planning a return trip to Sao Paulo to pick up where it left off helping garbage pickers use WVO for fuel.
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Canadian survey reveals canola/soy perspective on biodiesel

The results are in for an AgCall Inc. survey that asked over 300 Canadian canola and soybean growers their perspective on biodiesel, and the numbers show unquestionable support for biodiesel.
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NextCat secures license agreement for catalyst technology

NextCAT Inc. secured a licensing agreement to commercialize its novel catalyst technology developed at the National Biofuels Energy Laboratory at Wayne State University to be integrated in existing biodiesel plants.
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Diversified Technologies unveils algal oil extraction process

One of the most promising methods for lipid extraction from algal biomass, electronic pulse technology that essentially ruptures algae cells via electronic pulsation or shockwaves, now has another company developing the process.
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Agreement reached for Enervation to acquire East Fork plant

After months of negotiations, Enervation's Paul Tantillo and William Dollard have come to an agreement to purchase the Algona biodiesel plant from the bank for an undisclosed amount. The 60 MMgy plant, completed in 2007, never became operational.
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