Global soy chemicals market to reach $13 billion by 2017

Global Industry Analysts has released a comprehensive global report on the soy chemicals market. Factors catalyzing growth in the market is the increasing demand for biodiesel and renewable plastics and shift in industry focus toward alternatives.
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Chinese researchers improve camelina yields, growth rate

Researchers from two Chinese universities have published a peer-reviewed research paper in the "Biotechnology for Biofuels" scientific journal that investigates how overexpression of purple acid phosphatase 2 can improve camelina yields and growth.
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California Energy Commission to award Biodico project $2 million

The $2 million grant proposal project of Biodiesel Industries of Ventura LLC, a Biodico subsidiary, will use renewable energy and innovative feedstocks to produce biodiesel at the 10 MMgy Biodico facility under construction in Port Hueneme, Calif.
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Centre for Jatropha Promotion to hold jojoba workshop

Jojoba is a perennial shrub native to certain desert regions of the U.S. and Mexico. It's also used in India to help prevent desertification. The seeds of the plant contain up to 50 percent high-energy oil comprised of long straight-chain wax esters.
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Report addresses export impact of EU Renewable Energy Directive

A report funded by the United Soybean Board demonstrates that EU's renewable energy policy could cost U.S. famers income by lowering the price of soybeans they produce by up to 35 cents per bushel, or more than $1.1 billion in total costs per year.
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Soy checkoff sponsors tractor pulls again to showcase biodiesel

As part of a larger strategy to promote soy biodiesel's benefits among diesel users, the United Soybean Board checkoff will again co-sponsor the National Tractor Pullers Association season of approximately 80 tractor pulls across the United States.
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Solazyme, Bunge form JV for oil production facility in Brazil

Renewable oil and bioproducts firm Solazyme Inc. and Bunge Global Innovation LLC have agreed to form a joint venture to build, own and operate a commercial-scale renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge's Moema sugarcane mill in Brazil.
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JBEI researchers develop dynamic sensor-regulatory system

The new technique, a dynamic sensor-regulator system, tripled the amount of biobased diesel produced from glucose in one demonstration. It is able to detect metabolic changes in microbes during the production of fatty acid-based fuels or chemicals.
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