Study finds biodiesel benefits livestock producers

A study recently completed by CENTREC Consulting Group shows that without biodiesel's market presence, higher soybean meal prices would have cost the livestock industry $4.8 billion between 2005 and 2009.
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Analysis projects healthy near-term growth for biodiesel industry

India-based market research company RNCOS announced the availability of a new global analysis of the biodiesel industry March 7. According to the report, global production of biodiesel will grow at a compound annual rate of 15.5 percent through 2013.
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Algae protein feedstock developed at UCLA

James Liao, professor of chemical and bimolecular engineering at UCLA, has developed an algae process for biorefining that, when compared to current process methods focused on lipid extraction, is just the opposite.
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OSU partners with startup to commercialize glycerin foam tech

Ohio State University has teamed up with a biodiesel producer from Ohio on research based in glycerin technology that converts crude glycerin into polyurethane foam. The process was created by biosystems engineer Yebo Li.
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Monsanto makes move into algae research, partners with Sapphire

Monsanto Co. is entering the algae business after announcing a collaborative effort with Sapphire Energy to utilize Sapphire's algae research abilities. Monsanto hopes to discover genes that could increase crop yield or reduce crop stress.
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Sinclair partners with REG on biodiesel blending terminal

Drivers in the Ft. Madison, Iowa, area will now have access to biodiesel after Sinclair Oil Corp. officially announced the company will offer REG-9000 dyed and clear biodiesel blends at its Ft. Madison blending terminal.
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Aurora Algae completes construction of demonstration plant

California-based Aurora Algae has completed construction on its demo-scale facility in Western Australia. According to Scott McDonald, Aurora Algae's chief financial officer, the demo plant is currently undergoing commissioning and inoculation.
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Former Riksch Biofuels plant up for auction in Iowa

After nearly two years of being idled, the former Riksch Biofuels plant in Crawfordsville, Iowa, is on the auction block. Rochester, Minn.-based Maas Companies will put the 9 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel refinery up for auction April 12.
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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
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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