Patriot BioDiesel expands Greensboro plant capacity

Patriot BioDiesel LLC is expanding its operations in response to increased local demand for biodiesel. Once completed later this month, the upgraded facility will have an annual production capacity of between 2.5 million and 4 million gallons.
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EPA approves Canadian renewable biomass for RFS2

After roughly seven months of thorough consideration and review, the U.S. EPA has approved a petition put forth by the government of Canada to allow renewable biomass grown in Canada to comply with the RFS2.
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Philadelphia-based co-op launches Bioheat initiative

The Energy Cooperative, a Philadelphia-based member-owned nonprofit, has launched an initiative to encourage the use of Bioheat. To kick off the Clean Heat initiative, The Energy Co-op is holding a Clean Heat video contest.
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JBEI researchers discover bisabolane-to-diesel pathway

Bisabolane is part of the terpene class of chemical compounds found in plants, and although traditionally used in fragrances and flavorings, a team of researchers at JBEI has discovered how to utilize bisabolane as an alternative to No. 2 diesel.
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Hawaii Electric biofuel contract denied by utility commission

The Public Utilities Commission in the state of Hawaii has denied a request set forth by the Hawaii Electric Co. Inc. to approve a biodiesel supply contract it established with Aina Koa Pono LLC for 16 MMgy over 20 years. HECO now turns to algae.
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OriginOil optimizes algae extraction efficiency

OriginOil Inc. has identified a new process that increases the efficiency of algae extraction without the use of hazardous solvents.It harnesses a substance that occurs naturally in algae cells and improves its trademarked SSE system by 15 percent.
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SunPower Biodiesel opens new biodiesel station in Minn.

The addition of the new 12,000-gallon fuel station in Duluth has been well-received by diesel drivers. SunPower is also offering an in-house promotion account, called ProKey, where customers can save an additional 10 cents a gallon.
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CGI annual meeting addresses algae, biofuels

The production of advanced biofuels was one of many renewable energy topics addressed by speakers at the recent annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
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Industry Events

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bioheat

October 11-11, 2011

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
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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