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2014-05-30 23:12:13

Biodiesel equipment manufacturer, Springboard Biodiesel, celebrates sales milestone with release of new appliance. Chico, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Springboard Biodiesel, a California-based equipment manufacturer, celebrated six years of biodiesel equipment production on Wednesday with the release of “True Blue 190™”, a biodiesel processing appliance that converts used cooking oils into biodiesel fuel, automatically. The BioPro™ line of biodiesel processors were first manufactured...

2014-05-29 23:05:22

A partnership between Omega Protein Corporation and RDX Technologies Corporation demonstrates that environmentally-friendly industrial fuels can be economically viable. The nutritional company has reduced sulfur emissions by 80 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent at its Virginia facility since transitioning from petroleum oil to a lower-cost renewable fuel derived from everyday oils found in wastewater. Reedville, Va. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A successful partnership with...

2014-05-28 12:24:10

MONTREAL, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem invites members of the media to attend the grand opening of its first commercial facility, which will be the world's first commercial full-scale advanced chemicals and biofuels facility using urban waste materials. The facility is located in Edmonton, Alberta. WHAT: The grand opening of the first full-scale commercial facility dedicated to the production of renewable chemicals and biofuels using non recyclable municipal...

2014-05-28 08:23:16

- Company's sorghum hybrids show resilience to dry conditions THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, today announced that its sorghum hybrids appear to have rebounded from dry conditions in Brazil earlier in the season. Harvests are nearing completion and the company expects to announce final results by July. Ceres is pursuing two market opportunities in Brazil for its sorghum seed...

Waste Methane Turned Into Biodegradable Plastic
2014-05-28 03:11:06

National Science Foundation Scientists are making PHA (a biodegradable polymer similar to the polypropylene used in yogurt containers) from waste methane What if we could make the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just disappear? What if plastics didn't accumulate in our landfills? What if we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while replacing up to 30 percent of the world's plastics with a biodegradable substitute? Researchers have tried for decades to achieve these goals. One approach...

2014-05-27 16:21:31

Biofuels project to create and support new jobs in Potter County HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Community and Economic Development announced today that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advance clean and alternative energy sources with the investment of more than $3.4 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. "The Corbett administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy...

2014-05-27 08:23:01

Lund's Department of Chemical Engineering will be conducting sustainability development research related to the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass feedstocks MILFORD, Ohio, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University (Lund, Sweden) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development activities...

2014-05-27 08:22:07

Inbicon technology to be centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform ANNAWAN, Ill. and LEOLA, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Griffith, Co-Founder & President of Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC and Thomas Corle, co-founding partner of Leifmark, LLC today announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, the first stage of a plan for co-locating an Inbicon Biomass Refinery on the site of Patriot's 110 MMgy grain-ethanol plant in Annawan,...

2014-05-26 11:08:38

IFR The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved. Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is seen as a potential source of...

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...


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