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Biofuel news roundup

So many biofuel news that came out last week… Novozymes’ seaweed-to-biofuel R&DNovozymes is collaborating with India-based Sea6 Energy to develop a process for the production of biofuels from seaweed. The research alliance will use enzymes to convert seaweed-based carbohydrates to sugar, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol, fine chemicals, proteins and fertilizers. Novozymes […]

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Biofuel news roundup

Too much news piling my draft box…. US Biodiesel breaks 1bn gal markThe US biodiesel industry reached a key milestone by producing more than 1bn gallons of fuel in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Last year, 1.1bn gallons were produced exceeding the 800m gallon-target required under the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. Previous […]

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More Biofuel News

Trying to clean up my draft box. So far I have 83 posts waiting to come out (geez!). Here are the rest of recent biofuel news:   Mascoma, Valero in cellulosic ethanol JVMascoma has entered a joint venture deal with oil firm Valero Energy to develop and operate a 20m gal/year (expandable to 40m gal/year) […]

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Big Biofuel News

For those following my tweets, you probably know already about my recent interview with DSM about their bio-adipic acid strategies now published on ICIS News (subscription required). I am also planning to do a more comprehensive article about the interview as well as about bio-adipic acid developments for ICIS Chemical Business with publication date on […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

A follow-up to my Weekly News Roundup: Neste Oil has launched a joint algae research program with the Marine Research Center at Finnish Environment Institute. The program is part of Neste Oil’s efforts aimed at using algae oil as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel in the future. Gevo and Mansfield Oil Company […]

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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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Bio-butanol patent fight continues

The blog has been following the biobutanol patent issues between Butamax and Gevo since August 9. Last week, however, Gevo announced its request to the US Patent and Trademarked Office (USPTO) to invalidate Butamax’s patent 7,851,188 issued on December 2010, which covers biocatalysts that Butamax developed to produce isobutanol. Gevo is also filing a second […]

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Biofuel news roundup

Here are recent news on the biofuels market getting stale in my draft box… Bharat Renewable Energy Forms Alliance with SG Biofuels Praj Contracted a US$ 22 mln Ethanol Plant Order in Colombia Lignol and FPInnovations sign joint development and commercialization agreement. Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2 ITOCHU, Bunge […]

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Busy Amyris this week

Last post for the day, I hope, as I have to write an article about Mitsubishi Chemical’s bio-chemicals strategies for ICIS Chemical Business’ August 15 issue. This one is all about Amyris’ various activities this week. I must say I’m really impressed with their media relations department (and press agency) as the company churned out […]

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