In Spain, the National Energy Commission has changed the import rules again for biodiesel, now allowing biodiesel origins from any country and not just those within the European Union. The new rule also includes a new grace period during which demonstrating sustainability will be high suggested but not mandatory.
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In California, Garden State bioEnterprises announced that it has adopted OriginOil’s harvesting technology as a key component of its proprietary production system for the high-value product Astaxanthin. In a recent trial, GS bioE concentrated its algae with an OriginOil Algae Appliance and then successfully stressed the cells into Astaxanthin-bearing product. ”Being able to concentrate the […]
In Pakistan, exports to Europe soared to 18.1 million liters in January thanks to the duty-free quota of 95 million liters the country secured for 2013. Pakistan was the largest import origin for the month. Total imports in January reached 69.3 million liters, up from 38.4 million liters during January 2012. Other main origins were […]
In the EU, the Register of Biofuels Origination (RBO) was launched on the 16th of January as a permanent system to identify the origins of biofuels used in the EU, under an initiative launched by the European Biodiesel Board. The registry will support the continuation of biofuels-friendly policies as the European Parliament and Council look […]
In California, OriginOil announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99%. This could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from hours to days, addressing a key problem standing in the way of the multi-billion dollar algae industry. The results were achieved in lab tests under an independent […]
In Spain, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has modified the law passed in April that assigned biodiesel import quotas to include any origin, allowing Argentina and Indonesia to participate in the national market. Imports from Argentina in 2011 reached 719,473 metric tons.
In California, OriginOil has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by up to 99%, although this was achieved in a laboratory. Also, the life of algae was extended up to 12 days. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil, said, “Our End-to-End Production Model shows that you need a lot of acreage to afford […]
In California and France, OriginOil announced that its Algae Appliance was spotlighted as a key process in the recent grand opening of an urban algae showcase near Paris. Featured were the algae growth systems developed by Ennesys, supported by OriginOil’s Algae Appliance in the harvesting phase. Over two hundred attendees from the European construction industry […]
OriginOil, Genomatica take Twitter leads in Hot 50, Hot 30 voting for hottest biofuels, renewable chemicals companies
In Florida, with just four days of voting left in the Hot 50 and Hot 30 rankings, OriginOil took the lead in Hot 50 Twitter voting, while Genomatica took the lead for the Hot 30. This year, 10 percent of the overall rankings will be apportioned to Twitter votes – and dozens of companies have […]
In Norway, biodiesel producer Uniol AS has begun legal proceedings against Petrotec and the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) claiming that the parties have spread false allegations that Uniol produced and marketed biodiesel that was not of Norwegian origin. Uniol claims to possess documentation proving that the parties, who are the company’s direct competitors, created false […]