Biodiesel plant using jatropha oil feedstock opens in Cuba

Agence France-Presse reported July 16 that a new biodiesel plant in Cuba using jatropha oil feedstock has begun production. The small biodiesel plant located in Guantanamo province is scaled to produce 100 tons (about 30,000 gallons) per year.

US Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration is underway

Beginning July 17, alternative fuels, including nuclear power, will be used in an operational setting, fueling helicopters and jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier, and refueling a cruiser and two destroyers during an underway replenishment.

Lee Enterprises adds two more experts to alt fuels consultancy

Biodiesel and alt energy consulting firm Lee Enterprises Consulting has added two more names to its growing roster of experts: Ken Arnold and Katrina Cornish. Arnold will focus on biodiesel and Cornish will work in biobutanol and emerging fields.

Pongamia projects provide compelling investment opportunity

TerViva has approached Mason & Morse Farmland Group regarding investor interest in pongamia projects. Minimum project size is 500 acres and it will assist in a turnkey project. TerViva can supply its elite genetics and secure offtake at harvest time.

Biodiesel use in competition, and in getting to the track

What does a U.S.-based NASCAR hauler with solar panels have in common with a vehicle developed by a Japanese team attempting to break a world record in Kuala Lumpur? Both the hauler and an eco-marathon winner halfway across the world use biodiesel.

Report: algae biofuels technologies market at $1.6B in 2015

Market growth factors include trends in fossil fuel prices and commodity markets, regulatory support and incentives, growing investment in the algae biofuels industry, and contemporary industry activity focused on reducing operational, capital costs.

US, South American farmers unite to support biotechnology in EU

U.S. soy farmers and counterparts from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, though competitors in global soy trade, are presenting a united front in meetings with members of the EU food and feed chain and representatives of the EU government.

Algae.Tec plans opening ceremony for Shoalhaven One facility

Algae.Tec is holding a ceremony for its Shoalhaven One algae production facility in Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia, on Aug. 2. Shoalhaven One is a series of enclosed algae PBRs co-located next to the Manildra Group's ethanol refinery.

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August 17-19, 2012
Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula, California

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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