July 17, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
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.
July 14, 2014
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.
July 07, 2014
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.
July 02, 2014
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.
July 01, 2014
Dallas 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.
June 25, 2014
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.
June 24, 2014
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.