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February 09, 2016

Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

BY DOE/Sandia National Laboratories In a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Ensyn biocrude receives CARB approvals for refinery coprocessing

BY Ron KotrbaEnsyn Corp. announced it has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the LCFS on the company's application for its renewable fuel oil (RFO) to be used in coprocessing by California oil refineries. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Melbourne researchers discover cheaper way to make algae biofuels

BY University of Melbourne Published in Energy and Environmental Science, the new method developed by University of Melbourne researchers purifies CO2 in power station flue gases by absorbing it into a liquid. This liquid is then pumped through hollow fiber membranes. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

What biodiesel producers should know about FSMA

BY Ron KotrbaIf your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Soy processing grows as vegetable oil prices remain at record low

BY UFOP Global soybean oil production has risen 5 percent, based on the 2015-'16 record supply of feedstock. In December, the FAO vegetable oil price index rose by almost 2 percent, but remains at a nine-year low although biodiesel production has increased. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Insurance for new biofuel oilseed crop carinata now available

BY USDA Risk Management Agency Producers in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota can now insure carinata by written agreement under the canola and rapeseed insurance plans, according to USDA. A written agreement request must be submitted to insurance companies by March 15. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production breaks record in 2015

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association IRFA announced Jan. 13 that despite policy uncertainty for nearly all of 2015, Iowa biodiesel production set a new annual record of 242 million gallons. The use of soy oil decreased, but it remains the largest biodiesel feedstock at 66 percent. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

In Depth: Poised for the Best Year Yet

BY Katie FletcherThe U.S. biodiesel industry had to prove its durability in 2015, but the release of finalized RVOs and reinstatement of the blender tax credit offer many a hopeful outlook for 2016. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Algae.Tec completes commissioning, startup of nutraceutical plant

BY Ron KotrbaAustralia-based Algae.Tec Ltd. has completed commissioning and initial startup of its 50-ton-per-year algae production plant to produce algae-based nutraceutical products at the company’s Manufacturing & Development Centre in Atlanta. READ MORE