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February 4-7, 2013 - Las Vegas Nevada

Colorado researchers study biodiesel tree

Chhandak Basu, a biological sciences assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado, has received a $49,643 grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to study the viability of using biodiesel derived from a tropical tree. The university will match the funds, bringing the total amount of grant money to nearly $100,000.READ MORE

Carpet industry wastewater able to grow algae

Nitrogen, phosphorous and other nutrients that are present in carpet industry wastewater may provide a perfect environment for growing algae, according to researchers in the University of Georgia Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program. They are examining whether that wastewater, which is plentiful in nearby Dalton, Ga., can be used to grow oil-producing algae, which would ultimately be used as a feedstock for biodiesel production.READ MORE Methes

Evonik Degussa to build alkoxide facility

Evonik Degussa Corp., a North American affiliate of Germany-based Evonik Degussa GmbH, is expected to break ground this week on its alkoxides production facility in Mobile, Ala. The plant will provide alkoxides as catalysts in the production of biodiesel for Evonik Industries' North American and South American markets.READ MORE

Blue Sun Biodiesel to commercialize camelina

Golden, Colo.-based Blue Sun Biodiesel has earned a $41,059 Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy Program grant from the state to commercialize camelina for use as a biodiesel feedstock. Blue Sun Biodiesel will contribute an additional $12,910 to the project.READ MORE

Nonpartisan group reviews biofuel lobbying

According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, corn and soybean farmers have spent $2.3 million on lobbying since 2007 in order to get their messages through to the U.S. Congress. A comprehensive review of biofuels lobbying, titled "Power Struggle: Division Within Biofuels Community Complicates the Energy Equation" and written by Luke Rosiak, was published July 24 in the center's Capital Eye newsletter on its Web site.READ MORE


Xenerga to begin production

Xenerga Inc. is expected to begin biodiesel production this week in Mansfield, Ohio. According to Jeff Schultheis, a primary partner and general manager of Arlington Energy LLC, owner of the 5 MMgy plant, the facility will operate under the name Xenerga of Mansfield. Arlington Energy has invested in Orlando-based Xenerga Inc., which supplied the equipment and training for the new facility.READ MORE

Minnesota task force to study cold flow issues

The Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force is in the process of forming a technical committee to study the status of cold flow problems and solutions in the biodiesel industry. The committee will deliver a report to the state's Next Generation Energy Board, which in turn will make recommendations to the Minnesota legislature.READ MORE

NBB comments on EPA waiver delay

The National Biodiesel Board is speaking out against the request to reduce the renewable fuels standard (RFS) this year. NBB Chief Executive Officer Joe Jobe said it's important to note that all biofuels will be affected by the EPA's decision, not just corn-based ethanol.READ MORE

Massachusetts passes biofuels bill

Massachusetts has become the second state this month to pass biofuel-friendly legislation. On July 28, Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Clean Energy Biofuels Act into law at Mascoma Corp. headquarters in Boston, ushering in what Massachusetts officials hope will be an era of new growth for the state's clean energy technology sector.READ MORE
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