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2010-02-22 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100 percent greater than existing varieties. JMax 100 is the first elite cultivar developed through the company's JMax Jatropha Optimization Platform. The platform provides growers and...

2010-02-16 15:04:27

New report outlines trade-offs of biofuel production The development of alternative fuel will greatly benefit the U.S., say scientists in an Energy Foundation-funded report published today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists. However, in order to effectively reap the social and economic benefits of biofuel production, U.S. policies need to address potential effects of land-use choices on our ecosystems. In the report,...

2010-01-21 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hart Energy Consulting is pleased to announce the consultancy has received funding from both the Lucille and David Packard Foundation and the Energy Foundation for the project "Land Use Change: Science and Policy Review." This project is being undertaken by the global consultancy with CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization based in the Netherlands that provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve...

2010-01-18 08:00:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA), the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Etihad Airways and Honeywell's UOP today announced an agreement to establish a major research institution and demonstration project in Abu Dhabi dedicated to sustainable energy solutions. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Project (SBRP) will use integrated saltwater agricultural systems to support the development and commercialization of biofuel sources for...

2010-01-12 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, Inc., a plant science company, today announced a strategic alliance with Life Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative life science solutions, to advance the development of Jatropha as a sustainable biofuel. The alliance brings together SG Biofuels' Genetic Resource Center, featuring the largest and most diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world, with the advanced biotechnology and synthetic biology tools of Life...

2010-01-06 13:43:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and CINCINNATI, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BioJet Corporation (www.biojetcorp.com) and Great Plains Oil & Exploration (www.camelinacompany.com) announced today that they have executed a Teaming Agreement for the purpose of producing renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated refinery projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. BioJet will bring its international network and management...

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2009-11-24 13:56:02

The airline KLM claims it has achieved the world's first passenger flight using biofuel, as its Boeing 747 -- with one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix -- circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday, AFP reported. The 747 took off and landed at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. KLM chief executive officer Peter Hartman noted after the flight that such a feat was technically feasible. "We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large...

2009-11-23 11:31:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Bay Area - based Eco-Fuel Global this week entered a groundbreaking agreement with the Government of Rwanda estimated to be worth in excess of $250m; to produce bio-fuels from Jatropha Curcas. In the run up to the Copenhagen climate talks, this deal will see the replacement of up to 20% of the Rwandan fossil fuel requirement with low emission bio-fuels. Mark O'Brien, CEO of Eco-Fuel Global, said on behalf of the investors: "This...

2009-11-18 12:01:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BioJet Corporation ( www.biojetcorp.com ) announced today that it has agreed with the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) to serve as the first Pilot project company for the worldwide implementation of the Principles of Sustainability recently approved by the EPFL's Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) ( http://cgse.epfl.ch/page65660.html ). BioJet is a leading international supply chain integrator in bio jet fuel for the...

2009-11-16 16:32:00

SAO PAULO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), which unites airlines and technology providers in a joint drive to accelerate the development of new, sustainable aviation fuels for commercial use. Initially, the group is working on two preliminary sustainability research projects, one of which...


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