Unique NREL bioreactor finds algae's sweet spot

A unique bioreactor at the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory can help find the ideal locations for farms to produce algae that could someday compete with renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol and other transportation fuel alternatives.

Researchers convert sugarcane to cold-tolerant, oil-bearing crop

A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent, and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.

UFOP study: Rapeseed biodiesel dominates German winter mix

UFOP sampled 60 fuel stations this winter and found, at 89 percent, rapeseed oil is the predominant raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel in Germany, followed by palm kernel oil at 6 percent and palm and soya oil at 4 and 1 percent.

5 Calif. LCFS fuel pathway applications open for public comment

Two of the applications come from Methes Energies Canada; one for used cooking oil biodiesel, the other for distillers corn oil biodiesel. Neste Oil also has an application for New Zealand tallow to renewable diesel. The comment deadline is March 2.

Algae.Tec lands purchase order from investor affiliate for $2.4M

Algae.Tec Ltd announced receipt of its first purchase order from an affiliate of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd. in connection with arrangements announced in January, which involve RIIHL investing in Algae.Tec.

SkyNRG to supply Boskalis with UCO-based biodiesel

As part of a pilot program in the Netherlands, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has reached an agreement with SkyNRG for delivery of 66,000 gallons of biodiesel sourced from used cooking oil, to be blended at B30 for use in Boskalis trucks.

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