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Corrected: BP ups Verenium investment

Corrected: Corrected amount of new investment by BP in Verenium from press release received from BP on 23 Feb 2009. BP is upping its investment in Verenium by $22.5m, according to Gas 2.0 blog, which has more details. Key point for me is that this is a non-food route to biofuel, though the source, the […]

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Jatropha plantations for Florida–Biofuels Digest

A report in Biofuels Digest says that My Dream Fuels is aiming to plant around 900 000 jatropha trees in Florida. The firm says that its trees will mature in 8 months and significantly out perform wild Jatropha strains. My Dream Fuel is already working with Lee County, Florida and hopes to be able to […]

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Couple sentenced in biodiesel fuel scam

A Karl and Helen Rehberg from Florida committed a biodiesel scam in Florida the 1990s and pocketed around $20m from investors, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The Rehbergs were sentenced on 22 August. This is the first case of its kind that I’ve come across. Hattip to  Bizopnews.

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Jim Lovel speaks at National Biodiesl board meeting

Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 spoke at the recent National Biodiesel Board meeting in Orlando, covered by my colleague Stephen Burns for ICIS and caught for posterity on his camera phone.

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Florida Governor will lobby to lower US brazil ethanol tariff

Florida’s Governor will lobby to lower US Brazil ethanol import tariff according to today’s Planet Ark.

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Florida give the green light to a cellulosic biofuel plant

Florida has given the green light to a cellulosic biofuels plant, according to ecogeek. Range fuels are the lucky chaps who’ve Well sort of. Its based on old fashioned idea of cutting down trees, chipping them and heating them up to give off gasses that can then be further processed. It is is at least […]

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