SGB confirms genetic diversity of jatropha is comparable to corn

SG Biofuels has identified more than 2 million individual genetic markers in its jatropha germplasm, confirming the energy crop has a genetic density comparable to corn and other domesticated crops, validating improvements through molecular breeding.
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Lignol increases stake in major Australian biodiesel producer

Lignol Energy Corp. has invested approximately $2.6 million to acquire approximately 356 million shares of Australian Renewable Fuels Ltd. ARW is the largest biodiesel producer in Australia owning three plants with total capacity of nearly 40 MMgy.
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National Biodiesel Day observed; Rachel Burton joins Marc-IV

March 18 is National Biodiesel Day, a day to honor biodiesel and its many contributions to the environment, economy and the energy sector. Marc-IV is using the date to announce its new website and the addition of Rachel Burton to its team.
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Sapphire, Tesoro enter green crude commercial purchase agreement

Under the new commercial agreement, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. LLC will purchase crude oil from Sapphire Energy Inc.'s Green Crude Farm in Columbus, N.M., which recently reached a new milestone: continuous cultivation and crude oil production.
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Algae.Tec, WorleyParsons sign MOU for global project development

Algae.Tec advised that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been formed with EPC contractor WorleyParsons. The MOU establishes the framework by which WorleyParsons can support Algae.Tec in the future development of its global algae projects.
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EU biofuel policies: DBFZ explains, comments on EC proposals

The German Research Center for Biomass (DBFZ) was commissioned by UFOP to explain the proposals by the European Commission regarding the amendment of the Renewable Energies Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive in a technical paper now available.
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KiOR ships first cellulosic diesel volumes from Miss. biorefinery

KiOR's $213 million facility is scaled to process 500 bone dry tons of sustainably harvested woody biomass per day. The company's new biorefinery can produce more than 13 million gallons of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil blendstocks annually.
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Report: glycerol market expected to reach $2.1 billion in 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global demand for glycerol was 1,995.5 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 3,060.4 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.3 percent from 2012 to 2018.
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30 governors proclaim 'steadfast support' for RFS, biodiesel

Thirty governors in the Governor's Biofuels Coalition have issued a letter to all members of Congress urging them to stay the course on the federal renewable fuel standard. The IBB praised the move as standing up to false accusations by opponents.
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
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September 30-3, 2013
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