July most profitable month ever for biodiesel

If Iowa State University's Agricultural Marketing Resource Center's Biodiesel Profitability model for August 2011 is even 75 percent accurate, then the summer of 2011 has been the most profitable the U.S. biodiesel industry has ever seen.

Report outlines global biodiesel production

The Worldwatch Institute's new report finds that global biodiesel production increased by 12 percent between 2009 and 2010, reaching an estimated production level of more than 5 billion gallons. The top two producing nations are Germany and Brazil.

Minn. station owner discusses plant reopening, biodiesel mandates

The facility, formerly SoyMor, had been idle for the past three years. REG officially took over the refinery near Albert Lea, Minn., this year and began work to restart it. Local station owner Rocky Trail talks about the plant's recent reopening.

NextCAT gets NSF award to help commercialize catalyst technology

The additional nearly $500,000 will help the company achieve its goal of commercializing a class of heterogeneous solid metal oxide catalysts capable of performing esterification and transesterification steps simultaneously in a single pass.

China Clean Energy partners with Fuzhou University

China Clean Energy Inc. has formed a research and development agreement with Fuzhou University to develop new processes to produce isostearic acid. China Clean Energy will provide the university with nearly a half a million dollars.

Green Grease Solutions to supply feedstock to e-Biofuels

Imperial Petroleum has executed a Letter of Engagement with feedstock supplier Green Grease Solutions to secure a two-year supply of feedstock for its Middletown, Ind., biodiesel plant, which is operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary e-Biofuels.

New Zealand, Texas companies collaborate on algae process

Aquaflow Bionomic, a New Zealand-based algae technology developer, is taking a broad approach to algae-to-fuel development, one the company's director says may include nonalgae feedstocks. It's now working with CRI Catalyst Co. on the IH2 process.

Aurora Algae lands $22 million in finance round

Vertically-integrated algae developer Aurora Algae has received $22 million in funding in a round led by Oak Investment Partners and other existing investors, along with an undisclosed foreign strategic investor. To date it has raised $72 million.

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