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2010-07-15 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP and Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM) today announced an agreement for BP Biofuels North America to acquire Verenium's cellulosic biofuels business, including the Company's facilities in Jennings, LA and San Diego, CA for $98.3 million. Verenium will retain its commercial enzyme business, including its biofuels enzymes products and have the right to develop its own lignocellulosic enzyme program. Verenium will also retain select...

2010-07-12 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK), Boeing (NYSE: BA), Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Spokane International Airport and Washington State University today announced a strategic initiative to promote aviation biofuel development in the Pacific Northwest. The first regional assessment of its kind in the United States, the "Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest" project will look at biomass options within a four-state...

2010-07-09 14:17:17

A key tool is the JRC's methodology to quantify changes to the amount of carbon in soils and biomass when land use changes as a result of biofuels production. This is an important factor in the sustainability assessment. The methodology follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories and is supported by comprehensive global data collected by the JRC. The methodology was the basis for the Commission decision on the guidelines for...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and PetroChina, together with representatives of the Chinese energy sector and the global aviation industry, today announced the signing of an agreement to evaluate establishing a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China. The strategic assessment is the first such effort in China and will take a comprehensive look at the environmental and socio-economic benefits of developing sustainable alternatives to fossil-based jet...

2010-05-18 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed a sales and marketing agent contract with DD&J, LLC. (DD&J) a fuels and energy management company headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. "DD&J's existing customer base, contacts and reach on the East Coast are a great fit for New Generation Biofuels, especially with our first production plant in...

2010-05-17 08:00:00

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has reduced carbon dioxide emissions at major U.S. facilities by 31 percent, on a revenue-adjusted basis, since 2002. During the same period, normalized for revenues, the company has reduced energy consumption 32 percent, hazardous-waste generation 38 percent and water consumption 43 percent. Boeing also is reporting steady environmental progress on an absolute basis, not adjusted for revenue. These are among highlights in...

2010-05-11 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, has been selected as one of Boeing's 2009 suppliers of the year. One of just 14 companies chosen from a pool of 10,500, Honeywell's UOP business unit has played a crucial role in supporting Boeing's biofuel flight test program and research projects. In 2009, Honeywell's UOP produced biofuel from sustainable sources such as algae, camelina and jatropha for Boeing's Bio-SPK flight test program to...

2010-04-29 08:14:29

Analyzing biofuel sources and predicting effects on water, soil and the atmosphere The promise of switchgrass, the challenges for forests and the costs of corn-based ethanol production: Ecological scientists review the many factors surrounding biofuel crop production and its implications on ecosystem health in three new Biofuels and Sustainability Reports. Produced by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists, and sponsored by the...

2010-04-22 10:24:00

HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the environment: between 2006 and 2009, the airline collected more than 16.6 million pounds of recyclable materials from its hub airports and operated the first demonstration flight by a U.S. carrier using biofuel. "At Continental, we take environmental responsibility seriously, and we have for more than ten years," said Leah Raney, Continental's managing...

2010-04-07 06:59:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobalt Technologies, the leader in commercializing biobutanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, today announced a breakthrough in producing biobutanol from beetle-killed lodgepole pine feedstock. Cobalt is the first company to produce a drop-in replacement for petroleum and petrochemicals from beetle-affected lodgepole pine. To evaluate the fuel's viability for commercial vehicles, the company has signed a fuel testing partnership with...