Algae genome model developed by NYU Abu Dhabi team

The work will help the entire algae research community understand how this strain will react to the practice of gene manipulation, allowing the researchers to predict what the strain will do given certain light conditions and nutrient allowance.

Western Biodiesel fined for 2008 methanol release

On Aug. 16, Alberta Environment announced that the Alberta Court has fined Western Biodiesel Inc. $160,000 for releasing into the environment wastewater containing methanol and for providing false or misleading information to investigators.

Avjet Biotech principal scientist discusses Red Wolf technology

Avjet Biotech Inc. has released an overview of its biorefining process. The company's patented RWR System uses a thermal catalytic process to refine triglycerides into biobased aviation fuels. The process targets smaller plants in the 10 MMgy range.

The Philippines considers higher coco-biodiesel mandate

According to information issued by the Philippine Information Agency Aug. 16, the government is eyeing the potential of coconut oil to help further reduce dependence on foreign oil by increasing its biodiesel blend to 10 percent by 2015.

Biodiesel industry producing record volumes, fueling job creation

The new numbers, 81 million gallons of production in June, coming after Congress reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive this year demonstrate the power that strong domestic energy policy can have in helping create jobs and economic activity.

Petrobras to invest billions in its biodiesel, ethanol segments

Petrobras plans to invest $2.5 billion in increasing biodiesel and ethanol production by 2015. The amount is part of $4.1 billion earmarked for its total biofuel business. Ethanol investment is the lion's share but $600 million will go to biodiesel.

ADM targets acquisition of Polish crushing, biodiesel assets

In a move that would strengthen its European oilseed processing, food manufacturing and biodiesel capabilities, Decatur, Ill.-based agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland signed a public tender offer to purchase a majority share in Elstar Oils.

Propel Fuels offers B20 at three new locations in Bay Area

In an effort to bring increasingly sustainable fuels to California drivers, Redwood City-Calif.-based fuel retailer Propel Fuels is offering B20 at three of its stations in the San Francisco Bay Area: one in Berkeley and two locations in San Jose.

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