Groups lobby Congress to support military biofuels initiatives

The Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, BIO and the Natural Farm Bureau Federation issued letters to leaders of congressional subcommittees asking them to support the military's commitment to biofuels.
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Brazil-based Vanguardo Agro finalizes sale of biodiesel plants

Vanguardo Agro SA recently announced financial results for the first quarter of 2012. As part of the announcement, the company noted that the sale of two of its biodiesel plants was completed in April. The plants are located in Nacional and Iraquara.
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SynDiesel Project X Beetle to attempt land speed record May 12

SynDiesel brand is bringing the Project X Diesel "The Beetle" to the inaugural land speed in Houston May 12. The land speed event is the first hosted by Sealy, Texas-based Hennessey Performance and is held in conjunction with a charity event.
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Pongamia trial underway at Hope Vale in northern Australia

The University of Queensland has announced its researchers have planted 5 hectares of pongamia trees at Hope Vale in northern Queensland. The project aims to create a commercially viable plantation for sustainable regional development and biofuels.
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Heliae, Salim Group partner to expand algae efforts in SE Asia

Algae tech company Heliae announced a capital raise of $15 million in funding from international conglomerate Salim Group's agribusiness company, PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Agri Investments Pte. Ltd.
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Healy Biodiesel works with Novozymes for enzymatic processing

Ben Healy, president, says his company has been testing the enzymatic process developed by Novozymes, and expects to roll out the technology on a commercial-scale within the next few months. The plant is expanding and moving locations in Sedgwick.
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IEA report calls for advanced biofuels policy support

The International Energy Agency recently published "Tracking Clean Energy Progress," a progress report that stresses most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough. It was presented at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London.
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Linde's glycerin-based hydrogen achieves certification

The certification was an important accomplishment, and was announced by Linde the same day the Hannover Messe 2012 trade show kicked off. Linde was the sole supplier of hydrogen for the fuel-cell vehicles organized by the Clean Energy Partnership.
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US DOE develops plan to attract, support women in clean energy

U.S. DOE announced a three-part plan aimed at attracting more women to clean energy careers, and supporting their advancement into leadership positions at the Third Clean Energy Ministerial in London. The plan will help implement the C3E initiative.
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Industry Events

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

Ethanol Industry 101

June 4-4, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
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Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
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