Tag: California

Mendota Bioenergy’s phase 1 beet-to-ethanol trial results positive

Mendota Bioenergy’s phase 1 beet-to-ethanol trial results positive

March 25, 2015 |

In California, Mendota Bioenergy’s phase 1 sugarbeet-to-ethanol results are promising which means that phase 2 can soon can get underway. Though the facility is built for 1 million gallons per year of production capacity, production runs will be smaller and dependent on the volume of feedstock available from local farmers. Phase 2 should run in […]

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Propel Fuels launches Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at pump

Propel Fuels launches Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at pump

March 18, 2015 |

In California, Propel Fuels has launched the state’s most advanced diesel fuel: Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at Propel locations across Northern California. Propel’s Diesel HPR consists of 98.5 percent Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance and lower emissions.  Diesel […]

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Only 86 biofuel jobs created in California in Q4 2014

Only 86 biofuel jobs created in California in Q4 2014

March 17, 2015 |

In California, only 86 of the 6,746 renewable energy jobs created during fourth quarter of 2014 came from biofuels, all of which came from a single project announcement. The Environmental Entrepreneurs quarterly jobs report saw similar jobs created from two biogas projects and just 8 jobs created from a biomass project. The overwhelming jobs growth […]

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Palm oil prices seen supported by emerging economies and biodiesel demand

Palm oil prices seen supported by emerging economies and biodiesel demand

March 12, 2015 |

In California, factors such as improving economic conditions, rising living standards and changing eating habits in emerging countries, and growing demand for vegetable oil as a feedstock for biodiesel production, are encouraging a robust outlook for palm oil. Other factors driving market growth include the US ban on trans-fat foods that is resulting in rapid […]

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Energy Biosciences Institute finds new pathway to boost biofuel yields

Energy Biosciences Institute finds new pathway to boost biofuel yields

March 12, 2015 |

In California, researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable the microbes to efficiently ferment cellulose […]

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California Energy Commission approves $21 million for waste-to-energy grants

California Energy Commission approves $21 million for waste-to-energy grants

March 12, 2015 |

In California, the state’s Energy Commission has approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting. Almost a dozen innovative projects – including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas – were funded through four key grant and loan programs.

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JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

March 9, 2015 |

In California, if advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated the […]

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Energy Biosciences Institute introduces new metabolic pathways to yeast

Energy Biosciences Institute introduces new metabolic pathways to yeast

March 4, 2015 |

In California, researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable […]

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Lygos achieves pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar

Lygos achieves pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar

March 3, 2015 |

In California, Lygos announced that it has successfully achieved pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Lygos’ novel manufacturing technology decreases CO2 emissions, eliminates toxic inputs and could replace the existing petroleum production process for malonic acid at lower cost and less energy.

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Amyris and Genome Compiler enter deal to allow users to design and order DNA

Amyris and Genome Compiler enter deal to allow users to design and order DNA

March 3, 2015 |

In California, Amyris and Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology platform company, have entered into a collaboration agreement to integrate Amyris’s automated lab services with Genome Compiler’s online design tools and e-commerce platform to enable users to design and order DNA or other biological products seamlessly. This integration will provide a comprehensive solution from design […]

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