Minn. biodiesel plant first to pass RIN Integrity Network audit

The passing gives MnSP the first green icon on Genscape's dashboard map of biodiesel producers, making it easy for subscribed obligated parties to spot the plant as one that passed the rigorous audit, providing due diligence for oil companies.

Algae production to be co-located with Brazilian ethanol plant

By fall, Vienna, Austria-based See Algae Technology GmbH expects to begin construction on a one hectare dual-use algae production plant co-located with a sugarcane ethanol plant in Recife, Brazil. The algae lipids could be used to produce biodiesel.

SoCalGas, Scripps explore algae systems as industrial carbon sink

SoCal Gas and Scripps entered into an agreement focusing on design of an innovative system in which algae consume carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas combustion and cost-effectively convert it into valuable byproducts such as biodiesel.

Evonik, BioAmber partner on catalysts for sustainable chemicals

Chemical company and biodiesel catalyst supplier Evonik Industries entered into a long-term collaboration with BioAmber Inc. to develop and manufacture catalysts for production of BDO, THF and GBL from BioAmber's biobased chemical, succinic acid.

125 biodiesel, advanced biofuel producers get $19.4M from USDA

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced payments totaling $19.4 million for 125 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of nonfood sources, including waste products.

4 biodiesel, oilseed and biojet projects get $27M from USDA, DOE

The USDA and U.S. DOE announced nearly a $27 million investment in four cost-share projects involving biodiesel, oilseeds and biojet fuel. Projects are led by ARS NCAUR in Peoria, Ill.; Cooper Tire & Rubber; and Universities of Wisconsin and Hawaii.

La.-based Golden Leaf Energy biodiesel plant to expand production

Golden Leaf Energy, a 2.2 MMgy biodiesel producer in Harvey, La., plans to expand its production with financing help from the New Orleans Startup Fund. A $50,000 NOSF investment was leveraged by Golden Leaf Energy to secure another $200,000.

Lee Enterprises adds expert to head Native American projects

Biodiesel and alternative energy consulting group Lee Enterprises announced the addition of Paul Lindsey to lead the firm's Native American and indigenous people's alternative and renewable fuels projects. Lindsey is CEO of The Imua Group Inc.

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