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Biodiesel Made Sustainable With New, Fossil-fuel-free Process
2014-05-23 03:07:28

Michigan State University A new fuel-cell concept, developed by an Michigan State University researcher, will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process. The platform, which uses microbes to glean ethanol from glycerol and has the added benefit of cleaning up the wastewater, will allow producers to reincorporate the ethanol and the water into the fuel-making process, said Gemma...

2014-05-15 08:31:03

Purchase adds Mendel's diverse miscanthus germplasm pool to REPREVE RENEWABLES' proprietary biomass crop establishment technologies GREENSBORO, N.C., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC, announced today it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology, Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif. The purchase adds Mendel's diverse miscanthus germplasm pool to...

2014-05-15 08:25:26

Significant milestone toward widespread availability of renewable fuel; Diamond Green Diesel using UOP/Eni Ecofining(TM) process technology to produce more than 130 million gallons per year of renewable diesel DES PLAINES, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its UOP/Eni Ecofining(TM) process technology is powering the largest commercial advanced biofuel facility in the U.S., capable of producing more than 130 million...

2014-05-14 16:23:34

Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey of biodiesel producers released Wednesday. The survey, conducted by the National Biodiesel Board found, that nearly 80 percent of U.S. biodiesel producers have scaled back production this year and more than half have idled production at a plant...

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year. The new study, published today in the Journal of Ecology, examined differences in above-ground wood production (one component of the total uptake of carbon by plants) which is critically important in the global cycling of carbon....

2014-05-09 19:45:11

Syracuse University A multi-university study highlights an alternative biofuel which may be utilized by the transportation industry A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels—fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil-based biodiesel—into the transportation pool. Utilization of advanced biofuels is stipulated by the Energy Independence and Security Act; however, current production levels lag behind proposed targets. Additionally, certain...

2014-05-05 08:27:54

- Provides year-round field evaluation capabilities THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, is expanding its current research activities in Mexico. The company's northern hemisphere plant breeding sites complement its product development activities in Brazil, where the company is commercializing sweet and high-biomass sorghum hybrids for use in renewable fuel and electricity production. In...

2014-05-05 08:25:18

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE Investor-Edge

2014-05-05 08:23:16

UMEC acquires substantial heating oil business previously owned by Direct Energy Business NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Metro Energy Corp. (UMEC) of Brooklyn is positioned to become the largest supplier of heating oil and motor fuels in the New York City metropolitan area as result of a major acquisition. John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman and CEO of UMEC, announced today that UMEC has acquired the New York City heating oil business of Direct Energy Business, LLC. which...

2014-05-01 12:24:34

RENO, Nev., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals LTD. (OTC PINK: DSCR) (PINKSHEETS: DSCR) is pleased to provide shareholders with further information regarding the Joint Venture (JV) with Syngar Technologies. A research study concluded that Syngar's PLUSWave technology increased ethanol production by an overall average of 26%. The PLUSWave technology optimized the conversion of cellulose to sugars and enhanced ethanol yield. The proposed pilot project will utilize...


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