UT Austin engineer rewires yeast cells for high lipid content

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed genetically engineered yeast cells from the Yarrowia lipolytica strain that can convert up to 90 percent of their cell mass into lipids.

Annual biofuel demand forecasted at 51 billion gallons by 2022

The global biofuels industry is now on the verge of entering a new phase of development. According to a new report, global demand for biofuels for road transportation will grow from 32.4 billion gallons in 2013 to 51.1 billion by 2022.

Obama signs Farm Bill, announces Made in Rural America initiative

Pres. Barack Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law during a Feb. 7 ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. During his speech, Obama also announced the launch of a new "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative.

Crimson Renewable Energy wins $5M grant from CEC to expand

Crimson Renewable Energy has received a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to support expansion of its biorefinery in Bakersfield, Calif. Crimson's application received the highest score of the 10 proposals submitted.

Lanxess introduces new stabilizer Baynox Extra for biodiesel

The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs biodiesel shelf life, even when it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. This combination of the two established antioxidants Baynox and Baynox Plus has an active ingredient content of 50 percent.

Schott, Heliae, ASU partner to showcase algae technology

Staff at ASU will leverage the Helix photobioreactor, financed by Schott, built by Heliae and installed at ASU, for research, including an investigation into the effect of glass tubing innovation on the yields and economics of algae production.

Extreme Biodiesel gets $5 million credit line to grow hemp

Extreme Biodiesel Inc. announced that the company and its wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just received preapproval for a $5 million line of credit from Coastal Mortgage Group for the purpose of purchasing real estate.

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