US energy investors can now trade Australia-based Algae.Tec

Peter Hatfull, managing director for the Australian and Atlanta-based company, met with the Bank of New York Mellon to establish and manage a level-one American Depository Receipt program for Algae.Tec, so U.S. investors can more easily buy stock.

Kentucky vocational school receives biodiesel award

Kenya Stump and the FCCTC have a partner in Chicago-based Loyola University that will supply a biodiesel processor to the project designed specifically for the Kentucky school's use. The processor will used WVO from the school's cafeteria.

Evonik donates $50,000 to Nebraska training facility

Through a $50,000 donation, Evonik will "help prepare individuals for work in the biotechnology and milling industries." The money will be used to operate the Washington County Technology Center at the Cargill-owned Blair, Neb., BioRefinery Campus.

UGES to open biodiesel transload facility in New Jersey

Ultra Green Energy Services LLC will celebrate the grand opening of a new biodiesel transload facility on May 16. The Whippany, N.J.-based facility features rail-to-truck transloading and red dye capabilities. UGES has sought such a locale for years.

Spanish organizations take action in support of local production

Biofuels and industry advocates in Spain are encouraging the Spanish government to follow in the steps of France, Italy, Greece and Portugal by taking action to protect the country's domestic biodiesel industry.

Villanova students expand from FAME production into soap research

Chemical engineering students at Villanova University may only be producing enough biodiesel to fuel on-campus vehicles and lawnmowers, but they still face the same issues large producers must deal with: what to do with the glycerin coproduct?

IEA: Biofuels to represent 27 percent of fuel supply by 2050

A report released April 20 by the International Energy Agency determined that, when produced sustainably, the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transportation sector.

Haitian farmers, California schools get help from Sirona Fuels

Sirona Fuels may not be producing biodiesel in Haiti yet, but the California-based company is certainly getting close. In 2009, Michelle Lacourciere, Director of the Sirona Cares Foundation started working with Haitian farmers to develop jatropha.

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