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October 21, 2014

2 SC firms to celebrate Nat'l Bioenergy Day via new collaboration

BY Midlands Biofuels In celebration of National Bioenergy Day, ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand South Carolina's bioeconomy. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Community Fuels gets $4.1M grant to expand process capabilities

BY Ron KotrbaThe CEC approved a grant award of $4.18 million to biodiesel producer Community Fuels to support installation of new equipment that will increase efficiencies and expand the range of low-carbon feedstocks its Port of Stockton plant can process. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

North American soybean refinery to install CTi Nano Reactor

BY Ron KotrbaCavitation Technologies Inc. announced that its strategic partner and licensee of CTi's vegetable oil refining technology Desmet Ballestra Group has entered into a sales agreement with a soybean oil refinery in North America. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

BY Ron KotrbaThe rendering company seeks to add value to the fats and oil it produces through biodiesel production READ MORE

October 07, 2014

Neste Oil to move away from microbial oil R&D

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced the company is realigning its long-term R&D efforts from microbial oil research to other areas of technology using forestry and agricultural waste. The firm says the time is not yet ripe for a commercial-scale microbial oil plant. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

Calif. governor signs bill to curb grease theft

BY Ron KotrbaThe new law increases registration requirements for grease haulers, stiffens penalties for noncompliance of record-keeping, and gives law enforcement authority to seize vehicles involved in grease theft READ MORE

September 30, 2014

US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels

BY U.S. DOE In support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Schott, Algatech sign new R&D agreement following 1-year study

BY Schott AG Schott and Algatechnologies, a biotechnology company specializing in algae production, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech's algae production facility. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Vermont power company leverages local biodiesel model

BY Ron KotrbaGreen Mountain Power will heat its buildings and power its fleet with biodiesel from locally grown sunflower seeds READ MORE