Enzyme-catalyzed biodiesel made from low-quality oils

Blue Sun Biodiesel and Viesel Fuel are producing biodiesel based on lipase as catalyst. Novozymes has been the enzyme supplier and partner, and this accomplishment of full-scale enzymatic production is the result of lengthy, dedicated R&D work.
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Sapphire Energy selected as an EcoPartner with Sinopec

Sapphire Energy Inc. has announced that its algae-derived renewable crude project with Sinopec, China's state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, was selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program during a signing ceremony in Beijing July 10.
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Methes Energies completes first US biodiesel sales transaction

Methes Energies completed its first biodiesel transaction in the U.S. The transaction included the import of biodiesel from its Sombra, Ontario, facility where its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary was the importer of record and the generator of RINs.
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Discovery in algae reveals evolutionary origin of sexes

A team of scientists led by James Umen has made a discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri, that reveals the origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system in a unicellular relative.
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Petrixo to build biojet fuel refinery in UAE using UOP technology

The Honeywell company UOP LLC announced this month that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce biojet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
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Australian city to run 6-month B20 biodiesel trial at golf course

The city of Canada Bay in New South Wales, Australia, is beginning a six-month trial using B20 blends of biodiesel at the Massey Park Golf Course. Once the project is complete, the B20 biodiesel trial may be expanded across the Australian city.
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US DOE awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels

DOE has announced $6 million for two projects to develop next-generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The award recipients are SRI Int'l and the Research Triangle Institute.
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