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Posted December 31, 1969



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Cardiff University explores glycerol uses

Researchers from Wales-based Cardiff University are leading a �1.86 million ($3.7 million) project that will investigate using glycerol, a coproduct of biodiesel production, to create value-added chemicals that could improve the environmental benefits and economic viability of the biofuel.READ MORE

Origin Oil presents at algae conference

The future of algae is aglow, if the claims of Origin Oil are correct. The company presented its photobioreactor technology at the National Algae Association Business Plan Forum on July 17 in The Woodlands, Texas.READ MORE Methes

MSU scientists study seafood as a feedstock

Scientists at Mississippi State University are embarking on a novel research project to convert shrimp and seafood processing parts into biodiesel. Seafood-based biodiesel production would be a boon for shrimp processors looking to eliminate some of their disposal costs.READ MORE

Beef tallow to be used at Nebraska plant

Natural Innovative Renewable Energy of Breda, Iowa, plans to build a 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in the Roth Industrial Park in South Sioux City, Neb. The plant will be capable of producing biodiesel from multiple feedstocks, but the company plans to begin biodiesel production using beef tallow provided by Beef Products Inc., a local meat processor.READ MORE

Federal grants fuel Washington biodiesel initiative

A Snohomish County, Wash., initiative to raise and process locally grown oilseed crops for the production of biodiesel will receive more than $125,000 in federal funds. The Snohomish County Farm-Grown Fuel Project, a partnership between public and private organizations, plans to establish a regional facility to produce canola oil which can be a feedstock for biodiesel.READ MORE

F&S Oil to be auctioned

The unexpected closure of F&S Oil Inc., a biodiesel production facility in Waterbury Conn., on March 7 has resulted in a chaotic situation with an auction scheduled for August 12.READ MORE

Earth Biofuels restructures debt

Earth Biofuels Inc., a producer, distributor and marketer of biodiesel, has announced the company's debt is being restructured in order to lessen the monetary load at its Durant, Okla., biodiesel production facility.READ MORE

New research facility to be built in North Carolina

A $1.7 million new biodiesel research facility will be built in Catawba County, N.C., to produce and evaluate the quality of alternate fuel sources, mainly from locally grown crops. Appalachian State University and the county will partner to build an approximately 5,000-square-foot facility to house biodiesel research and Freon recovery facilities.READ MORE

Terra Bioenergy breaks ground on Missouri plant

Terra Bioenergy LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony July 17 on a new biodiesel plant in Saint Joseph, Mo. Initially, the facility will produce 15 MMgy, but the company hopes to expand to its full capacity of 30 MMgy as profitability and the market allow.READ MORE

Hawaii companies to build microalgae facility

HR BioPetroleum, Alexander & Baldwin Inc., Hawaiian Electric Co., and Maui Electric Co., subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., announced July 16 that they have signed a memoranda of understanding to develop a commercial-scale microalgae facility on the island of Maui. The facility will produce lipid oil to be used in producing biodiesel and other products, such as animal feed.READ MORE
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