PNNL algae study sets baseline for available US land, water

Mark Wigmosta, a hydrologist with Pacific Northwest National Lab, and a team of researchers have completed a study that outlines the best regions throughout the U.S. for algae biomass growth potential, given both land and water footprint concerns.
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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: 'Biofuels is about innovation'

During their Iowa tours, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack touted the opportunities that biofuels present for America, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said what she has learned is that the arena of biofuels is ultimately about innovation.
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Biodiesel interest on the rise, Lee Enterprises expands team

A recent uptick in biodiesel interest is why consulting group Lee Enterprises has developed a new strategic alliance with a Florida-based executive recruiting agency. The group also added two new members to its growing biodiesel consulting team.
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Iowa State University develops biorefinery simulation program

A new simulation program developed at Iowa State University allows students to gain hands-on experience running a biorefinery. The I-BOS system is modeled after real biodiesel and ethanol plants in Iowa and operates like a flight simulator.
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OriginOil forms agreement with World Water Works

California-based OriginOil Inc. has announced that its process partner World Water Works Inc. has agreed in principle to distribute OriginOil's dewatering and extraction systems to its global customer base.
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EPA's Jackson, USDA's Vilsack scheduled for Iowa biodiesel tour

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will hold a national conference call following their tour of Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s 30 MMgy biodiesel facility in Newton to discuss their visit.
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Students awarded for building solar-powered biodiesel processor

The U.S. EPA presented the regional President's Environmental Youth Award to a group of students at Chicago-based Mother McAuley High School April 13. The students built a solar-powered biodiesel unit and donated it to a village in Haiti.
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Study addresses sustainability of algae biodiesel

A team of researchers at Kansas State University is studying the environmental and economic sustainability of algae biodiesel production. Results of the environmental portion of the evaluation have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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