BNL develops plant modeling system to optimize oil production

Researchers at DOE's Brookhaven National Lab have devised a computational model for analyzing metabolic processes in rapeseed plants. The model may help identify ways to maximize the conversion of carbon to biomass to improve biofuels production.
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Biox announces third quarter financials, discusses US expansion

CEO Kevin Norton said the value of biodiesel is increasing as evidenced by growing Q3 sales. The price of the fuel is responding to demand from U.S. refiners and importers obligated to meet RFS2 requirements. Biox is also developing a U.S. project.
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SG Biofuels to develop jatropha hybrid for Bharat

SG Biofuels is working with a joint venture of India's second largest petroleum company to develop and deploy elite hybrids of jatropha for use as biodiesel feedstock in India. SGB will be developing the strains for Bharat Renewable Energy Ltd.
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Collective conference a big draw for small biodiesel producers

The spirit of the small-scale biodiesel industry is alive and well as more than 40 experts, enthusiasts, supporters and interested beginners convened in Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Aug. 5-7 for the 2011 Collective Biofuels Conference.
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Investment group purchases NextDiesel plant, updating front end

EnerVation Advisors is bringing the idle Adrian, Mich.-based NextDiesel plant back online. The company recently announced it oversaw the closing of the purchase made by a private investment group. The 9 MMgy facility was acquired via bankruptcy.
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Index warns US energy security risk dangerously high

The U.S. Chamber's Energy Institute has made assessing energy security risks much easier with a recently released Index of Energy Security Risk that is based on 37 unique metrics including geopolitical, economic and environmental considerations.
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Viral Genetics provides update on VG Energy

Viral Genetics Inc. hosted recently hosted a conference call to update investors and other interested parties on the progress the company has made. This included information on its VG Energy subsidiary, which is working in the algae biofuels sector
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EurObserv'ER report characterizes European biofuel sector

The EurObserv'ER has published its annual Biofuels Barometer, which measures progress made by the industry in the past year. Results show an increase in biofuel use in the E.U. over the past 12 months.
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Green Flight Challenge will include biodiesel teams

The prize for this year's winner of the Google-sponsored Green Flight Challenge will total $1.65 million, the largest ever for the competition, which will feature teams fueled by biodiesel.
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Vanguard Synfuels to hold grand opening of La. biodiesel plant

Vanguard Synfuels LLC has given the 15 MMgy biodiesel production plant in Pollock, La., a new lease on life. To celebrate the plant's reopening, the company will hold a grand opening Aug. 8 at the site of the newly refurbished facility.
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Industry Events

International Biorefining
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September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
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October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Algae Biomass Summit

October 24-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
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June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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