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2009-03-19 04:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish bioenergy company SEKAB was presented the prestigious "Sustainable Bioethanol Award" for its development of verified sustainable ethanol and the technology for bioethanol based on cellulose at an event in Brussels including the world's foremost leaders in biofuels. "This prestigious recognition is a welcome acknowledgement of the efforts SEKAB has made to drive development of the sustainability criteria for ethanol and for the entire...

2009-03-18 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a gala event including the world's foremost leaders in biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) last night was presented the Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award in the Technology Supplier category at the 2009 World Biofuels Markets in Brussels. "We are honored and delighted by this prestigious recognition. It sends a strong endorsement of our business model and strict focus on the commercialization of algal fuel - an approach we...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At World Biofuels Markets (WBM) 09, the scene last year of mass protests against corn and soy based biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) will this year help demonstrate the near-term commercial viability of algae-based biofuel. In contrast with corn and soy, algae does not compete with the food supply, actually consumes C02 (2.2 times its own weight), leaves no toxic waste during the harvesting process, is essentially carbon neutral and...

2009-03-04 07:00:00

Florida Facility Shows Company is Ready to Scale Proven Technology and Engineering Process ALAMEDA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. today announces that it has successfully operated a pilot plant in Florida for 18 months. The biodiesel produced from the Aurora Biofuels pilot facility has successfully passed ASTM standards, and the consistency of fuel production over the trial period marks a success in perfecting the company's chosen pathway of low-cost open pond...

2009-02-23 07:00:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), today announced that it is supplying Delta Chemical Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland, with its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program at Delta Chemical's Baltimore facility. "Delta Chemical Corporation has taken a proactive approach to renewable and sustainable energy and we are delighted to be working with them on this evaluation program," said New...

2009-02-19 08:25:28

A U.S. researcher is warning the boom in the production of biofuels might lead tropical farmers to destroy rainforests to plant biofuel crops. Holly Gibbs, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, said policies favoring biofuel crop production might actually contribute to, not slow, the process of climate change. If we run our cars on biofuels produced in the tropics, chances will be good that we are effectively burning rainforests in our gas...

2009-02-18 07:00:00

Plant to Be Commissioned in Coming Weeks LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 18 PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("New Generation Biofuels" or the "Company"), a development stage renewable fuels provider, today announced that construction of the Company's first commercial-scale facility in Baltimore, Maryland has reached substantial completion, and operations are expected to commence within the next few weeks. New Generation Biofuels' Baltimore facility...

2009-02-14 11:30:47

Including native perennials in biofuel crops could keep watersheds healthy Field work and computer simulations in Michigan and Wisconsin are helping biofuels researchers understand the basics of getting home-grown energy from the field to consumers. Preliminary results presented today suggest that incorporating native, perennial plants during biofuels production reduces emissions of greenhouse gases, improves water quality and enhances biodiversity. The results are part of an experimental...

2009-02-03 03:22:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- There is huge potential for biofuel production in sub-Saharan African countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Angola, provided there is a concerted effort from key stakeholders. The production of feedstock and the fuel itself would ultimately lead to socio-economic improvement and, with the correct implementation and management, the controversy about feedstock used for fuel vs. food can be resolved. (Logo:...

2009-01-30 16:41:49

Up to $25 million in funding for research and development of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products is available from two U.S. departments. The projects are considered part of the Obama administration's investment to help strengthen our economy and address the climate crisis, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Friday in a news release. A robust biofuels industry focused on the next generation of biofuels is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our addiction to foreign oil...


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