Portuguese firm delivers 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to Tunisia

Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider IncBio announced it has completed construction of an 8,000 ton per year (2.4 MMgy) biodiesel plant and has delivered the unit to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa.

Biodiesel producer REG achieves 1-billion-gallon milestone

Renewable Energy Group announced April 21 it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative 1 billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17-year history. The firm says investments in a fully integrated value chain has made this possible.

Partnership kicks off sustainability efforts at LaGuardia Airport

JetBlue Airways and MarketPlace Development are partnering with the Port Authority of NY and NJ to showcase their commitment to sustainable practices in the aviation industry. Part of the initiative involves turning used cooking oil into biodiesel.

Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo's biojet fuel made from isobutanol

Gevo has come to an agreement with Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo's renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. Lufthansa's testing is supported through work with the European Commission.

OriginOil, Catalina Sea Ranch to collaborate in research program

OriginOil Inc. will provide its demo-scale Electro Water Separation Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch, which will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery and selective breeding program.

Arizona students use wastewater to grow, develop algae

Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate projects at the Innovation Showcase May 1 and during a formal public presentation workshop May 2. The multi-university collaboration is made possible with funding from the Arizona Board of Regents.

USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis for bio-oil production

Innovations at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets.

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