Cleburne plant restarts after convertible note issuance

Anyone looking for biodiesel in the Cleburne, Texas, area will once again have the opportunity to do so. After raising $2.5 million in working capital, EQM Technology & Energy was able to recently restart the 12 MMgy plant in Cleburne.

BDI-BioEnergy reports increase in technology orders

BDI-BioEnergy International AG recently reported an increase in technology orders the first part of this fiscal year. Its current booked orders come to 28 million euros, "setting a solid base for utilization of the company in 2011."

Award-winning algae team set to be filmed for TV

A research team led by Jamie Hestekin, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University or Arkansas College of Engineering, recently won the Innovator of the Year award from PBS-based Planet Forward for its algae-to-butanol project.

Biodiesel to help fuel hydraulic hybrid bus

Students from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, in collaboration with The Ford Motor Fund, are in the midst of converting a 16-passenger school bus, called the "Green Eco School Bus," into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle fueled by biodiesel.

Bill would extend Defense Dept.'s biofuels contracting ability

On May 11, Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., introduced legislation, H.R. 1847, to authorize the U.S. Department of Defense to engage in 15 year contracts for advanced biofuels instead of the limiting five-year allowance the department has now.

Ohio company produces algae oil for biojet fuel, plans scale-up

Ohio-based Independence Bio-Products recently announced that algae oil the company produced has been converted into jet fuel and tested by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, part of the Algae to Fuel project.

SG Biofuels signs customers for jatropha seeds on 250,000 acres

SG Biofuels Inc., a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite hybrid seeds of jatropha, has announced the signing of customers for the deployment of 250,000 acres of jatropha using its JMax hybrid seeds.

Testa Produce celebrates opening of green distribution center

Testa Produce Inc., Chicago's premier independent wholesale produce distributor, cut the ribbon this week on its new distribution center. This officially opens the most exciting chapter to date in the family-owned company's nearly 100-year history.

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October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
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November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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