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Advanced Biofuels group launches video Ad

Here’s a pretty nice online video from the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) launched today. The group said this is the first of a series of online advertisements promoting the uses of advanced biofuels across the US. By the way, a lot of things going on in US Congress about biofuels especially the possible repeal of […]

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Biofuel News Roundup

More two weeks worth of news…just trying to clear up my draft list =) PetroAlgae Partners with CRI Catalyst to Optimize Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuel DSM strengthens yeast technology leadership for 2G biofuels Petrobras acquires 50% of biodiesel plant in Rio Grande do Sul Coskata Signs Letter of Intent for the Engineering, Procurement […]

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Oil firms at center stage

I’ve been picked as a juror! Fortunately, the lawyers of both sides said it will be a one (or maybe two)-day trial – let’s hope that’s true as you never know the truth from lawyers right? Ha! And yes, they know that I’m a blog/twitter/facebook junkie so they forbade me to do any of these […]

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Green diesel article and interview

I’ve been having too many interviews lately about renewable fuels not to mention several interesting regulatory news within the US ethanol industry during December. We’ll get to ethanol some other time but for now, I want to post this interview I had with Honeywell’s UOP business about their green diesel technology. This interview is complement […]

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Biofuel news roundup

There have been sooo many biofuel news last week, I decided to separate them from the blog’s weekly news roundup… IndianOil and LanzaTech in ethanol India’s petroleum firm IndianOil and LanzaTech will collaborate to demonstrate fuel grade ethanol production in the region using LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology. The collaboration will enable the parties to accelerate […]

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Bio-butanol from whisky

I received this news from my colleague a couple of weeks ago regarding the development of whisky as another bio-butanol feedstock source. I thought that will be such a waste of a good drink. Fortunately, researchers from the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland are instead using two main by-products of the whisky production process – […]

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Gevo files for $150m IPO

After the buzz on PetroAlgae’s IPO filing plans last week Wednesday, biobutanol producer Gevo announced on Thursday its own IPO filing. Renewable companies are probably holding their breath and praying for their success so more can follow through… Gevo has been in the news lately regarding the near commercialization of their bio-butanol product with the […]

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Algae development going strong

This is going to be one very busy week so I’ll posts as much as I can. This one is an update on algae-based biofuels. The blog posted last week about ExxonMobil’s milestone on their algae research with Synthetic Genomics. While some doubts continue on the economics of algae as biofuel feedstock (Vinod Khosla for […]

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Ethanol debate heats up

So many things going on in the US ethanol market day after day, it’s driving me nuts! (I’m writing an ethanol article this week…) First of all, the ethanol industry is in a tizzy over the ticking 45c./gal subsidy which is set to expire at the end of the year. Second, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Ethanol tv ads

I am working on my article about cellulosic ethanol right now and thanks to Novozymes’ tweets, I came across these video campaign ads from various ethanol groups, companies and associations who are hard at work trying to convince government officials to do the right thing when it comes to legislating renewable fuels in the US…

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