Berkeley fermentation process converts sugar directly to diesel

A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered.
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Promethean wins award for recycling, waste reduction program

Promethean Biofuels, a small-scale biodiesel producer in Temecula, Calif., stood with giants such as Sony and BP Arco at the Environmental Excellence Awards Summit in San Diego. The firm was recognized for its innovative fluid waste disposal program.
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REG reports 3Q financials, adjusted EBITDA at a $2.3M loss

Revenues for 3Q were $322.9M, an increase of 26 percent compared to revenues of $256.5M for the same period in 2011. Third quarter 2012 adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $2.3M, a decrease of 105 percent compared to $46.7M for the same period in 2011.
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ISU's first pilot-scale algal production facility nearly complete

With two raceway ponds, four flat panel PBRs and a revolving attachment-based PBR, ISU's pilot algae facility at the BioCentury Research Farm is nearly complete. Total production capacity is 50 to 100 dried kilograms of algae biomass annually.
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Biofuel breakthrough: quick cook method turns algae into oil

It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil. Michigan Engineering researchers can "pressure-cook" algae for just a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of it into biocrude.
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REG acquires 15 MMgy North Texas Bio Energy biodiesel plant

Renewable Energy Group Inc., the nation's leading biodiesel producer and marketer, has acquired a 15 MMgy biodiesel refinery in New Boston, Texas, bringing the company's annual nameplate production capacity to more than 225 million gallons.
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Sapphire Energy, ISB partner on commercial algae production

The companies will focus on applying systems biology solutions to algae to significantly increase oil yield and improve resistance to crop predators and environmental factors, furthering the advancement of commercialized algae biofuel production.
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Diesel generators keep vital services going during, after Sandy

As communities on the East Coast continue to deal with the devastating winds and flooding from Hurricane Sandy, diesel-powered emergency backup generators are working to provide power to hospitals, nuclear power plants and emergency response centers.
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RD wraps up Model Fuels Consortium combustion simulation work

Reaction Design, a combustion simulation software developer, finished its work leading the MFC, an organization that has involved 20 automotive and energy industry luminaries engaged in development of accurate fuel models for combustion simulation.
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November 27-29, 2012
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