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Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel launched

In Texas, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance unveiled the first retail locations scored through the Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel at the nozzle. This new system that scores biodiesel based on a host of requirements including: biodiesel feedstock type, feedstock origin, how the fuel was produced and how far it travelled to point of sale. These […]

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August 19, 2011 More

Isuzu launches Reach, biodiesel-compatible van

In California, Isuzu USA has debuted its new biodiesel compatible van called the Reach, which is based on an upgraded model of their low-cab forward truck, the Isuzu N-Series. The 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that can generate 150 horsepower employs selective catalytic reduction technology, which injects diesel exhaust fluid into the hot exhaust steam to reduce […]

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March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Solazyme, Qantas sign aviation biofuels development partnership

In California, Solazyme announced that it has begun a collaboration with Qantas, to pursue the potential for commercial production of Solazyme’s microbial derived aviation fuel, Solajet, in Australia. This represents the first collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region to explore the use of Solajet in commercial aviation.  There is currently a six billion liter a year […]

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February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

C-17 Globemaster III certified for renewable jet fuel

In Washington, the U.S. Air Force reported that the C-17 Globemaster III has been certified for unlimited usage of hydrotreated renewable jet fuels.  Dr. Kevin Geiss, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for energy, stated, “This certification marks the Air Force’s first platform to be fully certified using an HRJ blend… This marks a […]

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February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Faces of Biofuels

A few weeks ago, Propel Fuels and Biofuels Digest undertook to discover, and publish, the stories of people that use renewable fuels. Too often, in our view, stories about renewable energy focus on oil companies, or the environmental establishment, or renewable energy producers, or financiers of fuel. What do the actual customers believe? Why do […]

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February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More

EcoTrek “Best of America Tour” launches – promoting, using advanced biofuels in cross-country drive

In California, the EcoTrek “Best of America Tour” launched from the Santa Monica pier in an effort to demonstrate cellulosic ethanol at work in a three-month nationwide trip that will use fuel from POET’s pilot plant in South Dakota. The tour will travel to cities on the East Coast, including Washington, D.C., and New York […]

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January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Giant Microbes stuffed animals are a holiday hit

In Connecticut, the Associated Press profiled what has become an increasingly popular holiday gift, Giant Microbes – stuffed animals in the form of e.coli and other microorganisms. The cuddly bacteria are available online and at selected retail outlets in the Northeast. Among other options are viruses, measles, and heartworm. More on the story.

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December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Advanced Biofuels USA launches end-of-year funds appeal

In Maryland, Advanced Biofuels USA has launched a fund-raising drive to bring in $10,000 by year end to fund the group’s activities helping the general public, decision-makers, journalists, investors, teachers, and students learn about advanced biofuels and creating a secure, green energy future. The all-volunteer, 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization advocates for the adoption of advanced […]

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December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Early bird rate: Save $200 on Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

Early bird rates – $200 off the regular conference rate – are available for early registrants attending the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference.  Administration officials from USDA, DOE and EPA, plus military and aviation fuel buyers will join the biofuels’ feedstock and processing technology leadership in DC this April. 350 attendees are expected at the event, […]

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December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Military, aviation fuel buyers, strategic investors at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

Early bird rates – $200 off the regular conference rate – are available for early registrants attending the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference.  Administration officials from USDA, DOE and EPA, plus military and aviation fuel buyers will join the biofuels’ feedstock and processing technology leadership in DC this April. 350 attendees are expected at the event, […]

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December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More