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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

August 01, 2014

RAE, ABB collaborate to build integrated algal production systems

BY Ron KotrbaPower and automation technology group ABB is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy for commercialization of integrated algal production systems to produce algae-based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition and renewable fuels markets. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Report helps guide major fuel buyers to sustainable biofuels

BY Natural Resources Defense Council Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major environmental degradation. READ MORE

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