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November 19, 2014

RSB, Elements Software partner to help track sustainability data

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials' participating operators comply with Europe's RED, including managing data associated with multiple feedstocks from around the world. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

NREL scientists revive algae from frozen, dormant state

BY Bill Scanlon, NREL Tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again; and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide biofuel for a clean energy future. But reviving them takes precision. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Solenis awarded patent for use of chemicals in DCO extraction

BY Ron KotrbaSolenis has received a patent for the use of chemical additives to improve the separation of distillers corn oil (DCO) at ethanol plants. Solenis says its additives can help capture up to three times more oil than methods without its chemicals. READ MORE

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