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2009-01-21 07:30:00

AMSTERDAM, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Royal Cosun and Avantium announced the start of their collaboration. The companies join forces to develop a specific process for the production of a new generation of bioplastics and biofuels from selected organic waste streams. Avantium is developing these bioplastics and biofuels under the name 'Furanics'. Within the collaboration, Cosun will focus on the selection, isolation and purification of suitable components from agricultural...

2009-01-21 04:08:00

LONDON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- First generation biofuels are outdated and second generation biofuels are not yet commercially feasible. Improvements in conversion processes of second generation biofuels will be an important factor in regions such as Europe complying with the 10 per cent biofuels mandate by 2020. Third and fourth generation biofuels are still in their infancy. Consequently, Europe is expected to achieve only 5 per cent against a biofuels target of 5.75 per cent by 2010....

2009-01-16 11:49:49

Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. "Greenhouse gas release from changes in land use "“ growing crops that could be used for biofuels on...

2008-12-22 17:18:59

Up to $200 million for pilot and demonstration-scale biorefineries is available to develop cost-efficient advanced biofuels, the U.S. Energy Department says. The money is to support development of programs that include using feedstocks such as algae and production of advanced biofuels such as bio-butanol, green gasoline and other innovative biofuels, the department said Monday in a news release. Part of the eligibility requirements includes the requirement that the projects support the Energy...

2008-12-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Algae-based fuels, one of the most promising technological developments to positively transform the world's transportation industry, gained additional momentum today when Biofuels Digest ranked Sapphire Energy, an algae-based transportation fuels company, number 2 in its 2008 "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" rankings. Sapphire Energy was selected out of more than 1,000 bioenergy companies eligible and was the highest-rated algae-to-energy company...

2008-12-17 07:47:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's approval by the European Parliament of the Renewable Energy Sources Directive is a clear sign that a sustainable market for renewables in transport will be created in the European Union. The decision by the EU, which calls for the adoption of a 10% mandatory target by 2020 for renewables in the transport sector, is "the positive signal biofuels producers, consumers and investors have been waiting for," according to Brazilian Sugarcane...

2008-12-05 04:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Sub-Saharan Africa Biofuel Emerging Company Award is presented to Global Biofuels Limited of Nigeria in recognition of its commitment to producing biofuel, promoting the socio-economic upliftment of Nigerians and reducing greenhouse gases as set out in the Kyoto protocol. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Global Biofuels Limited is establishing the first refinery for the production of bioethanol from sweet...

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2008-12-01 13:50:00

Scientists from seven nations released a new study on Monday that finds clearing tropical forests in order to plant biofuels harms the environment by reducing animal and plant diversity. Biofuels are considered greener than fossil fuels because plants absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as they grow. "Keeping tropical rain forests intact is a better way to combat climate change than replacing them with biofuel plantations," the scientists wrote in a report about the study. In South...

2008-11-12 09:00:40

LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. , a renewable fuels provider, today announced that Mr. David Gillespie, President & CEO, and Ms. Kim Johnson, President of eBarton LLC, co-authored an article titled 'A Test of Fuel Switching with Biofuels' that was recently published in the November/December 2008 issue of Electric Perspectives, a magazine for executives and managers in investor-owned utilities. The piece focused on the emergence of...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Solix Biofuels, a Fort Collins, Colo.-based alternative energy technology firm focused on algae-based intermediates for fuel and chemical production, today announced it has raised $10.5 million in its first round of outside funding, and has reached an agreement with investors for an additional commitment of $5 million, to be used to build an algae biofuel facility near Durango, Colo. The first-of-its-kind project will showcase Solix's ability to...