October 01, 2015

Michigan State, ExxonMobil enter $1M algae research partnership

BY Michigan State University A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. The partnership will focus on improving algae photosynthesis. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Bagram Air Field converts UCO to biodiesel to power incinerators

BY Summer Barkley, DVIDS Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Fluor Corp. to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel using a Springboard Biodiesel automated unit, to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Global annual biofuel production capacity will expand by 6 billion gallons from 2014-'18. Ethanol and biodiesel will dominate with 96 percent of capacity in 2018, but novel fuels and feedstocks will help drive capacity growth, says Lux Research. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

EU-based Nidera earns RSB cert for UCO biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe sustainability certification includes Nidera's trading operations and its 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Spain READ MORE

September 18, 2015

MSU, PHYCO2 partner in algae development, CO2 absorption

BY Michigan State University Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2's revolutionary and patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Used cooking oil from KFCs in India to be converted to biodiesel

BY Advait Bio Fuel LLP Yum! Restaurants India Pvt Ltd., which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in India, has signed an agreement with Advait to collect its used cooking oil from KFC in the Andhra and Telangana regions. The UCO will be converted in India or Europe. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

BY Ron KotrbaAccording to University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin, a precipitous drop in biodiesel RIN prices, which outpaces the blend margin decline by more than two-fold, suggests that traders are banking on reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scotland's Argent Energy commissions BDI for multifeedstock plant

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted to implement the next phase of construction, installation of multifeedstock technology, at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.'s 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scientists screen ocean-based algae for highest oil content

BY The Scottish Association for Marine Science Using a new technique, scientists examined microalgae strains in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, an internationally important algal store based at SAMS in Oban, to find out which ocean-based strains had the highest oil content. READ MORE