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September 11, 2014

Inside NBB: Biofuels tour educates through immersion

BY NBB Staff The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted an immersive, four-day tour through Iowa for federal and state agency officials and U.S. congressional staffers. This year's tour brought representatives from eight states to witness renewable achievements. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Corn Oil One breaks ground on distillers corn oil frac facility

BY Ron KotrbaCorn Oil One announced it has broken ground on its new DCO frac facility that will use a patent-pending process to purify components out of DCO, such as waxes and free fatty acids. Construction is expected to be complete early next year. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Fulcrum receives $105M USDA loan guarantee for biojet fuel plant

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has closed on a $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels LLC to build a biorefinery in Nevada to produce 11 million gallons of biojet fuel annually from municipal solid waste. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

BY Ron KotrbaA demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Swiss firm MBP Group earns RSB sustainability certification

BY Ron KotrbaSwitzerland-based waste fats and oils collection company MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

BY James Hataway, University of Georgia An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of canola (Brassica napus) in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Tobacco-to-biojet partnership announced

BY Ron KotrbaBoeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG are collaborating to produce biojet fuel from a hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

BY Ron KotrbaAbatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Kan. ethanol plant to co-locate renewable diesel facility on-site

BY Ron KotrbaEast Kansas Agri-Energy plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., using distillers corn oil and other feedstocks, the company announced late July. WB Services is the technology provider on the project. READ MORE