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England raceway to host alternative energy race

The Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England, will host the second annual Alternative Energy Racing event April 24. Entrants are allowed to race any vehicle using an alternative fuel, such as biodiesel, that can be produced in a sustainable manner.READ MORE

New Generation Biofuels to pursue Florida projects

New Generation Biofuels Holdings Inc. recently signed a memorandum of understanding with First Florida Biofuels LLC to pursue the development of potential biofuel projects in Florida. New Generations Biofuels' renewable fuel is produced using a blending process that combines water, proprietary additives and oil feedstocks.READ MORE National Biodiesel Conference

Research reduces biofuels carbon footprint

According to a paper recently published by researchers at Michigan State University titled "Biofuels, Land Use Change, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Some Unexplored Variables," warnings about biofuels contributing to greenhouse gas production are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct.READ MORE

North Dakota canola plant stops crushing

The Northwood Mills canola crush plant in Northwood, N.D., has temporarily shut down due to a drop in canola oil demand and poor market economics, according to Geoff Bengtson, Northwood Mills merchandiser.READ MORE

U.S. algae expert to advise Australian project

A South Australia consortium recently appointed John Benemann, manager of the International Network on Biofixation of Carbon Dioxide and Greenhouse Gas Abatement with Microalgae, as a special advisor to help it develop algae for biodiesel production.READ MORE

Petrotec halts production

German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG has temporarily stopped production at its Emden and Oeding, Germany, facilities as a result of unfavorable market conditions which prevent the company from covering production costs.READ MORE

Bio-Venta Latvia plant begins production

Bio-Venta Ltd. has begun producing biodiesel at its 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ventspils, Latvia. According to the facility's construction and design company, BioDiesel International AG of Graz, Austria, the 85 million ($110 million) facility will process approximately 100,000 tons of rapeseed per year.READ MORE

DARPA finances General Atomics algae project

San Diego-based General Atomics has received a $43 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a scalable process for cost-effective, large-scale production of algae oil and an algae-derived JP-8 jet fuel surrogate.READ MORE
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