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Calif. governor signs bill to curb grease theft

BY Ron KotrbaThe new law increases registration requirements for grease haulers, stiffens penalties for noncompliance of record-keeping, and gives law enforcement authority to seize vehicles involved in grease theft READ MORE

September 30, 2014

US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels

BY U.S. DOE In support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Schott, Algatech sign new R&D agreement following 1-year study

BY Schott AG Schott and Algatechnologies, a biotechnology company specializing in algae production, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech's algae production facility. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Vermont power company leverages local biodiesel model

BY Ron KotrbaGreen Mountain Power will heat its buildings and power its fleet with biodiesel from locally grown sunflower seeds READ MORE

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