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Your illustrated guide to the next world crisis, its energy roots, the issues, the players, the steps, and remedies

Your illustrated guide to the next world crisis, its energy roots, the issues, the players, the steps, and remedies

May 23, 2015 |

The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups, as nations bear down in pursuit of energy security. In March 2014, Truman National Security Project executive director Mike Breen warned, in an address at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference: “The most dangerous fallacy going around today is the idea […]

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Renewable Fuels Association urges EPA to get ”back on track” with Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuels Association urges EPA to get ”back on track” with Renewable Fuel Standard

May 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support for a proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume levels in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, the RFA comments encourage EPA to abandon the unlawful “blend wall” methodology […]

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Oilseed meal prices converge, says Germany’s UFOP

Oilseed meal prices converge, says Germany’s UFOP

May 23, 2015 |

In Germany, UFOP, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen, said that oilseed meal prices have converged as price trends in oilseed meals are mixed. Whereas prices of soybean meals have been fairly weak, rapeseed meal recently overshot the EUR 250 per tonne mark, a 2015 high. “Interest in rapeseed meal recently picked up surprisingly […]

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US Ethanol production hits 14B gallons per year rate as production lifts

US Ethanol production hits 14B gallons per year rate as production lifts

May 23, 2015 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 958,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.24 million gallons daily. That is up 46,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 920,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.10 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at […]

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E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area as Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel launch product

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area as Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel launch product

May 23, 2015 |

In Florida, Kissimmee Citgo and Protec Fuel have launched the first 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel available in Orlando, E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular gas. The station also sells E85 fuel and B20 biodiesel fuel, which makes it important in the growth of emissions-reducing, renewable […]

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Deinove, Avril sign deal to assess commercial potential of 20 new bacterial strains

Deinove, Avril sign deal to assess commercial potential of 20 new bacterial strains

May 23, 2015 |

In France, Deinove and Avril announced that they would screen a 6,000-bacteria bank of Deinococci and other genera to identify 20 strains capable of producing useful molecules in terms of animal nutrition and health, and AVRIL Group would characterize the molecules produced and to perform application tests. The goal of this new stage is to confirm each […]

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Taurus Energy, Lallemand ink XyloFerm yeast marketing agreement

Taurus Energy, Lallemand ink XyloFerm yeast marketing agreement

May 23, 2015 |

In Sweden, Taurus Energy AB, Lund, Sweden and Canadian based Lallemand have signed an agreement for collaboration with respect to the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Taurus’ Gen 2 platform on the U.S. market. “It has been our goal from the beginning to market our yeast technology globally,” says Lars Welin, CEO, Taurus Energy […]

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Deadline looms for Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award applications

Deadline looms for Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award applications

May 23, 2015 |

In the EU, this is the last week for applications in the a Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award sponsored by Sofinnova Partners and supported by Sustainability Consult. The deadline for applications is 30 May and online voting for the best five companies will end on 5 July.  A jury of industry experts will select the winner […]

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Blue Sphere Acquires 4 Producing Biogas Facilities in Italy

Blue Sphere Acquires 4 Producing Biogas Facilities in Italy

May 23, 2015 |

In North Carolina, Blue Sphere Corp announced they have acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1MW. Blue Sphere Corp. established Blue Sphere Italy S.r.l as a wholly-owned subsidiary for all future Italian acquisitions. The Company anticipates the potential of 13 more acquisitions in the near future. Blue Sphere […]

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4 Minutes with…William Clary, CEO, PHYCO2

4 Minutes with…William Clary, CEO, PHYCO2

May 23, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.   PHYCO2 is engaged in the design and production of Algae Photo-Bioreactors (APB). The APB design is patented in the US and Canada. The design allows for the absorption of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion and algae growth from high efficiency LED’s to […]

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