Tag: Florida

Carbolosic signs three-year offtake for cellulosic sugar with PFL Petroleum

In Florida, Carbolosic, LLC has entered into an agreement with PFL Petroleum Services, LTD to offtake all of the Industrial Grade Concentrated Cellulose Sugar Syrup the Carbolosic plants produce over the next three years, once the plants are operational. This agreement comes on the heels of Carbolosic’s announcement last week that it has secured funding […]

July 23, 2014 More

Abandoned Florida biodiesel plant may be environmental hazard

In Florida, a survey of the abandoned Clean Fuel Lakeland biodiesel plant has revealed biodiesel, methanol and a host of other chemicals behind, neglected and waiting to cause a problem. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for supervising the facility and says it has already inspected it, finding no hazards.  

July 15, 2014 More

Algenol’s computers target for Chinese cyber-attacks

In Florida, Algenol’s computers have allegedly been attacked by cyber-terrorists 39 million times in the past four months, with the expectation of industrial sabotage to steal the company’s secrets. Many of the attacks are coming from China, where industrial espionage via the internet has targeted solar companies, nuclear and steal plants. Some of the cyber-attacks […]

July 14, 2014 More

Dyadic to develop Bakenzyme enzyme for baking industry

In Florida, Dyadic has announced details regarding its new Bakenzyme project. In collaboration with several industry partners, the Bakenzyme project seeks to develop a novel, pure and widely applicable xylanase-oxidase enzyme product for the baking industry. Dyadic’s Chief Operating Officer, Danai Brooks, stated, “The aim of this project is to create an enzyme product that improves […]

July 14, 2014 More

Amyris partners with Gol on first international commercial flights

In Florida, Amyris has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. GOL has committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the renewable fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes starting with initial flights later this […]

July 9, 2014 More

South Florida State College to begin biofuels training this fall

In Florida, beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy. SFSC’s district of Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties, has the ideal climate, soil composition, available agricultural land, local infrastructure, and potential workforce to quickly emerge as a thriving […]

June 25, 2014 More

Florida grant matching program opens this week

In Florida, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will begin accepting applications for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies Grant Matching Program next week. This program will provide matching funds to conduct demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies and innovative technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency for […]

June 16, 2014 More

Aquatech looks to Florida for pilot project, Volusia County passes incentives

In Florida, Volusia County has approved incentives that may attract Aquatech BioEnergy as the company searches for a location for a 40-acre, 35,000 square foot pilot project. Aquatech BioEnergy, which converts pond weeds into ethanol, is seeking $354,000 in incentives as it considers Volusia and Texas. The 40-acre project could expand to up to 200 […]

May 19, 2014 More

University of Florida researchers looking at eucalyptus for biofuel

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. In their study, published online by the journal Applied Energy in April, they found that some eucalyptus had an increased sugar content, […]

May 6, 2014 More

Energy Florida, Orlando EB-5 Investments found EB-5 Energy Fund

In Florida, Energy Florida and Orlando EB-5 Investments have jointly established the EB-5 Energy Fund, which will connect projects and companies in Florida’s energy and manufacturing sector to expand or finance new operations. The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Program) is designed to attract investment to the US and create jobs, by offering qualified foreign […]

May 5, 2014 More