Puna farm to supply jatropha feedstock to Big Island Biodiesel

Jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil farm founded in 2008 by father and son partners Christian and James Twigg-Smith. Pacific Biodiesel Technologies will now be able to process jatropha at its new seed crushing mill.
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Loyola University Chicago upgrades biodiesel lab, equipment

Loyola University Chicago is expanding its biodiesel laboratory with much-needed additional space, a new, 100,000-gallon-per-year processor from Texas-based Biodiesel Experts International, and critical biodiesel analysis instrumentation.
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Tenn. researchers develop 5 ppm FAME detector for jet fuel

Researchers at the University of Tennessee developed thin-film sensors with high sensitivity toward biodiesel contamination in jet fuel. Small strips of these sensors have been tested to detect the trace FAME contaminant as low as 0.5 ppm.
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Pleasant Valley Biofuels starts operations at new Utah location

Pleasant Valley Biofuels has started production in its new location, Washington City, Utah, this month. This facility will operate at a capacity of 5.2 MMgy. The company was established in 2008 in American Falls, Idaho, relocating this summer.
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Biodiesel couch-surfing tour to help empower West African women

Alaffia, a fair-trade body care company based in Olympia Wash., is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by sending CEO Olowo-n'djo Tchala on an 8,780 mile, couch-surfing tour across the U.S. in a biodiesel van. Proceeds will benefit women of Togo.
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Algae Int'l Group, Gulf Hydrocarbon sign distribution contract

Algae International Group Inc. and Gulf Hydrocarbon Inc. have signed an agreement for Gulf Hydrocarbon to exclusively represent Algae International Group in sales and distribution of its proprietary and nonproprietary algal oils and products.
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US Energy Initiatives ramps up production, revenue generation

USEI has begun producing biodiesel through its JV with Promethean Biofuels. In the next few months, USEI says it will ramp up towards nameplate capacity and generate significant capital. Feedstock acquisition rate will near 18,000 gallons a week.
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Springboard Biodiesel discounts BioPro prices at foodservice show

Springboard Biodiesel entices restaurateurs at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center Aug. 18-20 to do the right thing by selling its award-winning biodiesel processors to show attendees at a $1,000 discount.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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