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Landfill gas to power seed dryer for biodiesel project

Methane gas from a Snohomish County, Wash., landfill is being used to dry canola seeds that will be crushed and used to produce oil for the county's biodiesel. County leaders officially opened the Cathcart Operations Center seed drying facility for business on Sept. 23.READ MORE

Wisconsin funds biofuel research

The Wisconsin Energy Independence Fund is providing grants and loans of up to $7 million to companies researching biofuel production. Several recipients will use the grant funds to advance unique biodiesel production research.READ MORE Methes

U.N. report: Biodiesel creates jobs worldwide

As global biodiesel production rose to 2.1 billion gallons in 2007, the biodiesel industry worldwide helped create thousands of jobs. However, according to a United Nations Environment Program report published Sept. 24 and titled "Green Jobs: Towards Decent work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World," in many parts of the world, the jobs that have been created are not decent jobs.READ MORE

Irish researchers convert algae to biodiesel

Alternative Energy Resources Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland, and a team of researchers led by Dr. Patrick Murray at the National University of Ireland in Galway have successfully developed a process that will produce biodiesel from local species of algae, according to John Travers, chief executive for Alternative Energy Resources.READ MORE

Renewable Fuel acquires Indonesian projects

Nevada-based Renewable Fuel Corp., a producer, blender and distributor of biodiesel and blended fuels in North America, announced Sept. 25 the acquisition of Bio Refining Industries Inc., which includes two Indonesian biodiesel projects, licenses and plant properties.READ MORE

New crush facility opens in Oregon

A new crush facility in Rickreall, Ore., owned by Willamette Biomass Producers Inc., will process 80 million pounds of oilseed per year. The oilseeds, mostly canola and camelina, will be turned into approximately 56 million pounds of meal for livestock feed and 3 million gallons of oil which will be used as feedstock by SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel.READ MORE

Bioversel sues GreenHunter for breach of contract

Bioversel Inc. has filed a lawsuit against GreenHunter Biofuels LLC, a subsidiary of Grapevine, Texas-based GreenHunter Energy Inc., alleging the company failed to fulfill its obligations regarding a biodiesel tolling agreement and addendum contracts. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 25 in the 55th District Court of Harris County, Texas.READ MORE

Aviation group forms to support sustainable biofuels

The Boeing Co. and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, have joined forces with aviation leaders to accelerate the development and availability of sustainable biofuels. With support and advice from two environmental groups, the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group wants to make commercial aviation the first global transportation sector to voluntarily drive sustainability practices into its fuel supply chain.READ MORE

EERC researchers produce renewable jet fuel

The quest to produce renewable jet fuel is closer to getting off the ground at the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center. The EERC announced Sept. 29 it has produced samples of completely renewable jet fuel that meet all the specifications required for military aviation use.READ MORE

ABW: Industry races to develop advanced biofuels

An ardent effort is underway across North America in what seemingly appears to be a race for the development of commercially viable advanced biofuels. Industry leaders told attendees at the 2008 Advanced Biofuels Workshop and Trade Show held on Sept. 28-30 in Minneapolis that the acceleration of advanced biofuels production will build upon the success of existing starch and oil-based ethanol and biodiesel industries.READ MORE
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