Midsized biodiesel plant project announced for Boulder, Colo.

Bio Plant Technologies, operating as ClearEcos, and GHP Biodiesel USA are joining forces to establish a new 11.5 MMgy biodiesel plant in Boulder, Colo. ClearEcos is a Colorado UCO collector. GHP Biodiesel USA is a process tech firm with German roots.
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Biodiesel producers receive USDA advanced biofuel payments

Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development at USDA Doug O'Brien announced on May 16 payments to advanced biofuel producers in 38 states. A majority of the recipients are biodiesel producers. The funding comes in at nearly $14 million.
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Canadian government funds algae project in the Alberta oil sands

The three-year Algal Carbon Conversion Pilot Project, a partnership between NRC, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Pond Biofuels, will use algae to recycle industrial CO2 emissions from an oil sands facility into commercial products like biofuels.
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SGI forms new algae basic research agreement with ExxonMobil

The new agreement between SGI and ExxonMobil places greater emphasis on basic scientific research to develop strains that reproduce quickly, produce a high proportion of lipids and effectively withstand environmental and operational conditions.
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US Senate confirms Moniz as nation's new energy secretary

In a vote of 96 to 0, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as the nation's new energy secretary. Moniz is an MIT physics professor who served as undersecretary of the U.S. DOE from 1997 to January 2001. The NBB, ABFA and others applaud the news.
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EU experts debate shortcomings of ILUC factors, calculations

In his study comparing scientific robustness of indirect land use change models, Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner provides a broad overview of loopholes and weaknesses that put reliance on estimated ILUC factors' use for policy-making into question.
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Argentina files dispute with WTO against EU on biodiesel imports

Argentina notified WTO May 15 of a request for consultations with the European Union on measures imposed by the EU and/or its member states that affect the importation and marketing of biodiesel, as well as measures supporting the biodiesel industry.
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EU confirms unannounced inspections in oil, biofuel sectors

The European Commission confirms that on May 14 commission officials carried out in two EU member states unannounced inspections at several companies active in and providing services to the crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels sectors.
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UK firm launches 'Algem' algae photobioreactor technology

Algenuity launched its Algem photobioreactor in Europe and Middle East markets May 15. It enables researchers to run simultaneous, comparative algal growth studies in two 1-liter flasks, and has three light wavelengths from red, white and blue LEDs.
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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

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

Collective Biodiesel Conference

August 15-18, 2013
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
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