EIA 2011 biodiesel production stats well short of EMTS figures

The discrepancy of roughly 200 million gallons in annual totals is the result of different data sources and collection methods. From January through July, EIA obtained its biodiesel data from the Census Bureau, and August onward forecasts were used.
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Research paper reveals better analysis methods for algal oil

In addition to disclosing a new analytical method of extracting oils from algal cells, the new University of Texas research paper now online describes a liquid chromatography method that generates a simple and highly informative oil profile.
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Sapphire Energy bags $144 million in Series C investment round

The round of funding will be used to directly support the development of its "active and on-schedule" 300-acre integrated algae-to-biofuel demonstration facility, coined the Green Crude Farm, currently under construction in Luna County, N.M.
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NASS expects decrease in soy, increase in canola acreage

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting a drop in soybean acreage this year, 1 percent down from 2010, attributable to expected corn acreage increases and adverse weather conditions in the Southern Plains region of the U.S.
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Indian ministry test-drives diesel vehicle on algae-derived B100

The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology announced on March 30 the government's first test-run of 100 percent algae-derived biodiesel in a Chevrolet Tavera, a diesel multi-utility vehicle made by General Motors for the Indian automotive market.
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Ford brings new solutions to help fleet customers manage costs

Ford Motor Co.'s expanding lineup of fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies, including allowance of B20 biodiesel, leads the industry in reducing emissions and operating costs for rental, government and commercial fleet customers.
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Firm offers obligated parties free list of RIN-verified plants

As a service under its RIN 9000 program, Lee Enterprises Alternative Fuels Consulting is providing free information about biodiesel plants to the U.S. oil industry. The service will help address what CEO Wayne Lee calls a "RIN purchase hesitation."
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