Petrobras, Fisheries Ministry partner to study fish oil biodiesel

Petrobras Biofuel and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture signed a memorandum of understanding at the Harvest Plan for Fisheries event to expand cooperative programs focused on the exploration and production of biodiesel from residual fish oil.
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SG Biofuels expands global jatropha hybrid trial network

SG Biofuels has expanded its global network of hybrid trial and agronomic research sites to 15 with the addition of eight new JMax Knowledge Centers in Guatemala, Brazil and India. It claims to have validated $99 a barrel jatropha oil production.
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Neste Oil officially opens microbial-oil-from-residue pilot plant

Neste Oil is celebrating the official opening of Europe's first pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste and residues Oct. 26 at its site in Porvoo, Finland. Microbial oil is expected to enter commercial production at the earliest in 2015.
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Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the House energy committee chairman who gained infamy for his apology to BP's CEO Tony Hayward in 2010.
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REG begins $20 million upgrade to Minn.-based biodiesel plant

Originally designed to process vegetable oils such as soybean oil, the $20 million upgrades, which include an FFA stripper and distillation columns, will allow the plant to take in lower-cost feedstock such as WVO, inedible corn oil and animal fats.
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Profiling Team Romney: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman

If Mitt Romney wins the election, there's a good chance Nebraska will once again send a native son to Washington to serve in the president's cabinet. Last time it was Mike Johanns. Now, Gov. Heineman is on the shortlist for potential appointees.
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Civilian jet powered by unblended biofuel lands in Canada

Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus Global partnered with the National Research Council of Canada, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. to test and analyze their carinata-based ReadiJet drop-in jet fuel.
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Methes Energies International prices its initial public offering

Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 560,000 units at $5 per unit.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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

International Biomass
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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