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GreenHunter to acquire shipping infrastructure

GreenHunter Biofuels LLC announced Oct. 22 that it has purchased an option to lease 22 acres of waterfront property in Port Sutton, Fla. GreenHunter has also executed a definitive agreement to acquire Louisiana-based L&L Holdings LLC, a marine-based diesel, methanol and lubricant supplier, along with its wholly owned subsidiary L&L Oil and Gas Services LLC.READ MORE

Additive lowers tallow-based biodiesel cloud point

Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, have developed an additive that lowers the cloud point temperature for animal-fats-based biodiesel from 50 degrees to 21 degrees Fahrenheit, which increases the potential for using biodiesel made from animal fats in colder climates.READ MORE Methes

Alliance: Too soon to enforce indirect land use

Just days after releasing the draft regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the California Air Resources Board received a letter from members of the New Fuels Alliance, an organization of advanced biofuel developers and supporters who are calling into question the board's intent to enforce indirect effects.READ MORE

UK to fund commercialization of algae oil production

The U.K. government has committed between $4.7 million and $8.4 million in initial funding for the Algae Biofuels Challenge, an initiative to accelerate the commercialization of algae oil production as a feedstock for producing biodiesel.READ MORE

China Clean Energy delays plant construction

Civil engineering setbacks coupled with inclement weather from the Monsoon season have resulted in China Clean Energy Inc. delaying construction of its Jiangyin biodiesel plant. The 100,000-metric-ton (30 MMgy) plant is now expected to begin production in the second quarter of 2009.READ MORE

Pennsylvania awards $624,000 for biodiesel projects

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority has approved $624,000 in Alternative Energy Investment Fund grants to develop and expand biodiesel operations in Pennsylvania.READ MORE

WASDE reduces soybean acreage projections

On Oct. 28, the USDA corrected its figures from the Oct. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, lowering both corn and soybean estimates. The U.S. soybean acreage was reduced by 1.1 million acres, and soybean production was lowered 45 million bushels to 2.94 million bushels.READ MORE

ABS: Is it time to invest in algae?

Algae production for biofuels has immense market potential and a bright future, said Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems Inc. and a venture capitalist who is funding many alternative energy start-ups.READ MORE

ABS: Hard times may be good for algae

The subprime credit crisis may be causing havoc on Wall Street, but algae producers should still be able to find funding from eager investors, according to a panel of experts who discussed venture capital and equity financing at the Algae Biomass Summit in Seattle in late October.READ MORE

ABS: Summit explores future of algae

The Algae Biomass Summit in Seattle on Oct. 23 drew more than 650 participants and 50 speakers, nearly double the attendance of the inaugural summit in 2007. The event, which is the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization, is designed to highlight scientific advances and share knowledge in an effort to accelerate the commercialization of algae production.READ MORE
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