July 17, 2014

US DOE, USDA award $12.6M for feedstock improvement projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE and USDA announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

US DOE awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels

BY U.S. DOE 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. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Sapphire Energy selected as an EcoPartner with Sinopec

BY Erin Voegele 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. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

Discovery in algae reveals evolutionary origin of sexes

BY The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 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. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

Aemetis biodiesel receives US EPA approval, EU ISCC certification

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced that it has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils. The fuel also recently earned the EU's ISCC Category 2 certification. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Heliae, Sincere Corp. to build algae production facility in Japan

BY Heliae Algae technology company Heliae recently announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corp., a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production facility in Saga City, Japan. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

Biodiesel innovator, NGSB supporter Dallas Hanks dies at 51

BY Ron KotrbaDallas Hanks, 51 years old, died of cancer last week. Hanks was a big supporter of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program and pioneered the idea of growing biofuel feedstock plants on nontraditional agricultural lands. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Cellana signs LOI with Galil for algae products commercialization

BY Cellana Inc. Cellana Inc. entered into a letter of intent with Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Ltd. for production of algae products for aquaculture applications. Cellana produces industrial-scale quantities of its trademarked ReNew Algae. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Neste signs algae oil offtake agreement with US-based RAE

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil and Renewable Algae Energy, a U.S.-based algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil offtake agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil for use as renewable diesel feedstock. READ MORE