Tag: funding

Illinois State researcher gets funding to develop pennycress genetic resources

Illinois State researcher gets funding to develop pennycress genetic resources

September 1, 2016 |

In Illinois, Illinois State Associate Professor of Genetics John Sedbrook is collaborating on a $1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop genetic resources that can be used to rapidly domesticate field pennycress as a new winter annual oilseed cover crop. Illinois State University’s portion of the grant is $367,021, […]

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Canada and Quebec to provide C$76.5 million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

Canada and Quebec to provide C$76.5 million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

July 19, 2016 |

In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues at its Port-Cartier facility. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honorable Jim Carr, and Laurent Lessard, Quebec’s Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, made the announcement […]

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Three companies win UK government’s advanced biofuels prize

Three companies win UK government’s advanced biofuels prize

September 7, 2015 |

In the UK, three companies have been awarded a share of a GBP25 million fund to help develop greener fuel technology and boost local industry, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced Tuesday. All the successful projects will use waste products which would otherwise be disposed of and turn them into biofuels, fuelling cars and lorries. The […]

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Methes Energies signs funding deal for $1.25 million

Methes Energies signs funding deal for $1.25 million

June 30, 2015 |

In Nevada, Methes Energies announced that it has entered into agreements with certain institutional investors for a registered direct placement of approximately $1,250,000 of common stock at a price of $0.5435 per share. In addition, the Company will issue to the investors warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,781,292 shares of common stock (approx. 77% […]

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DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office announced the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from nonfood biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk associated […]

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UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

February 17, 2015 |

In the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the winners of a multi-million-pound competition to bring innovative UK biotechnology projects to market. A total of 23 projects, ranging from making biofuel from household waste to using bacteria to make the building blocks for new medicines, will share almost GBP20 million from the BBSRC-supported Industrial […]

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University of Arkansas researcher gets grant to study nanotech for biomass crops

University of Arkansas researcher gets grant to study nanotech for biomass crops

December 31, 2014 |

In Arkansas, the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has approved grant funding for a UALR biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops. Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, associate professor in the UALR Department of Biology, says the establishment of an effective system for the production of bioenergy crops in […]

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UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

December 10, 2014 |

In the UK, the UK green fuels industry will take a significant step forward with the launch of a GBP25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The Department for Transport funding is supported by significant private sector investment and will enable the construction of up to three demonstration biofuel plants, the first of their […]

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University of Iowa spinout gets early stage funding for purifying agri oils

University of Iowa spinout gets early stage funding for purifying agri oils

June 11, 2014 |

In Iowa, Pure Oleochemicals, a University of Iowa spinout company, recently received early-stage funding from several private and public sources for its method of purifying agricultural oils for use in soaps, cosmetics, oils, and other consumer products. The company received funding from private investors, as well as $100,000 from the state of Iowa. The University […]

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NC assembly eliminates Biofuels Center funding, forcing it to shut its doors

NC assembly eliminates Biofuels Center funding, forcing it to shut its doors

July 24, 2013 |

In North Carolina, the state’s general assembly voted to eliminate the NC Biofuels Center’s $2 million budget on Tuesday, meaning it will have to shut down in a matter of weeks. The organization, which conducts research on potential biofuels crops and tries to encourage outside investors to set up biofuels production in the state, has […]

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