Archive | September, 2011

Solyndra and the debate on gov’t funding

Sorry for the post delay this week. Work deadlines and school are bad combination. This week, most of the green social media talk is on solar panel manufacturer Solyndra and it’s bankruptcy filing. Solyndra was one of the biggest recipients of US government funding (around $527m to be exact according to a NY Times article). […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

I did not want to make my previous biofuel post too long so I separated this, which are compilation of recent biofuel news from the past two weeks: Honeywell’s UOP begun construction of its biomass-based biofuel demonstration unit in Kapolei, Hawaii. The biorefinery is backed by a $25m US Department of Energy award. The plant […]

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Bright biofuel future

I previously mentioned the US government’s plan to invest up to $510m within the next three years as well as to partner with the private sector in producing advanced biofuels for use in military and commercial transportation.The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Navy will collaborate with private firms to […]

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BioAmber picks Ontario for new plant

I finally was able to get some questions answered regarding BioAmber’s announcement of its new North American bio-succinic acid (and bio-butanediol) plant that will be located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The Sarnia plant will be operated by BioAmber’s new subsidiary Bluewater Biochemicals, and will have initial capacity of 17,000 tonnes/year by 2013. This capacity will […]

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