Gen-X moves forward with advanced biorefinery plans

A unique biorefinery being developed by Gen-X Energy Group Inc. in Moses Lake, Wash., is nearly complete. According to Ramon Benavides, the company's co-founder and vice president, the plant will produce biodiesel, refined glycerin and biochemicals.
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BARD prepares to take algae production to new heights

Morrisville, Penn.-based BARD Holdings Inc. recently announced its shift from research and development to the commercialization phase of its algae production technology. Its first facility is expected to produce 40,000 gallons of algae oil per year.
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Northeast Iowa Community College to host biodiesel workshop

Northeast Iowa Community College is hosting a free biodiesel workshop at its Calmar campus March 24. The three-hour class aims to educate mechanics and equipment owners on the benefits and use of biodiesel. Pat Osterhaus will instruct the class.
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Isuzu unveils new B20-compatible van at truck equipment show

Ford Motor Co. might be the leader at highlighting biodiesel compatibility with B20 emblems on its 2011 Super Duty diesel trucks, but it's certainly not the only vehicle manufacturer to do so. Isuzu unveils its new Reach B20-capable commercial van.
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International sustainable biofuels certification system unveiled

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels launched the first global third-party certification system for sustainable biofuels March 22. The RSB Certification System includes environmental, social and economic principles and criteria.
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Idle Texas plant uses convertible notes to spark investment

EQM Technologies & Energy Inc. went looking for working capital, and according to Robert Galvin, CFO of EQM, the company has found it. After a reverse merger to acquire Beacon Energy Holdings, EQM needed funding to restart a 12 MMgy plant in Texas.
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Raptor to provide process technology for Eco Ventures Group

Groveland, Fla.-based Raptor Technology Group signed a contract with Eco Ventures Group to install its process technology at EVG's proposed 3.6 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel production facility in Groveland. The plant is expected to open in April.
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Checkoff disputes EU's soy biodiesel sustainability calculation

Two years' worth of attempts by the soybean checkoff to convince Europeans of the sustainability of biodiesel made from U.S. soybean oil recently culminated in several "frustrating" meetings in Brussels between the USB chairman and EU officials.
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International Biomass
Conference & Expo

May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

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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