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Vireol selects Murex to market ethanol from Virginia plant

In Texas, Vireol Bio Energy, LLC has selected Murex LLC as their marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the 63 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia online in April of 2014. Vireol originally planned to transfer the plant to the UK, but […]

April 23, 2014 More

Indian food processor to invest US$65.7 million corn ethanol plant

In India, Rasoya Proteins is set to invest US$65.7 million in a corn-based ethanol plant with feedstock sourced locally in Nagpur and surrounding regions in Maharashtra. The facility will complement the company’s other food processing facilities including rice, wheat and soy.

April 23, 2014 More

Carnegie researchers create tool to ID photosynthesis genes

In California, researchers at the Carnegie Institute for Science team including developed a highly sophisticated tool that will transform the work of plant geneticists by making large-scale genetic characterization of Chlamydomonas mutants possible for the first time. Their work is published by The Plant Cell. Their tool is a major step forward in the goal […]

April 23, 2014 More

Argentina may drop biodiesel taxes until EU lifts anti-dumping duties

In Argentina, the country’s president has asked its Congress to drop the 22% tax on biodiesel for power generation and the 19% levy on liquid fuels, a policy that would stay in place as long as the European Commission continues to levy anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports.

April 23, 2014 More

REG passes 1 billion gallon milestone

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced April 21 it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative 1 billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17-year history. REG achieved this milestone through investments in a fully integrated value chain including its manufacturing, sales and marketing, and supply chain management capabilities. The company also […]

April 21, 2014 More

Superior court judges hit Green Power where it hurts

In Washington state, a King County Superior Court judge has found Green Power’s application for receivership to be “suspect” while a Franklin County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Port of Pasco can evict the company from the Big Pasco Industrial Park. The company’s CEO was arrested last year for wire fraud, aggravated identity […]

April 21, 2014 More

Cuba to receive award for progress in implementing biofuels

In Bolivia, the Pan-American Union of Associations of Engineers will award Cuba the Luis Wannoni Lander International Prize for its progress in biofuels during the union’s annual meeting in August. The country has introduced biofuel for cooking, heating and electricity and there are moves underway to extend biofuel use to agricultural equipment, refrigeration and home […]

April 21, 2014 More

Discover Minerals in JV with Syngar in industrial hemp deal

In Canada, Discovery Minerals Ltd. has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with biofuel technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta. The Joint Venture will authorize use of Syngar’s synthesis technology for applications within the Industrial Hemp sector. The result is a sustainable approach toward the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. […]

April 21, 2014 More

Embry-Riddle students build hybrid electric-biodiesel that gets 100MPG

In Florida, when students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach take off for a road trip to Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee at the end of this week, their vehicle will be turning a lot of heads. That’s because they’ll be driving the EcoCAR 2, a colorful hybrid electric-biodiesel automobile that gets the equivalent of […]

April 21, 2014 More

Incbio delivers 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant to Tunisia

In Portugal, Incbio has delivered an 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia. Due to its skidded construction, the plant is fully built previous to shipping, and requires minimal assembly on site, taking usually less than a week from arrival to start up. This minimizes installation costs and […]

April 21, 2014 More