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2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record
February 20, 2017 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary …

Popeye Was Right: There’s Super Energy in that Spinach
September 26, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Theo Kumah  (Biofuels Digest)  Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology came up with what could pose as one of the most interesting discoveries from plants. The researchers came up with a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) …

Israeli Hi-Tech Super Algae Can Power a Green Energy Revolution
September 11, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Jerusalem Post)  Tel Aviv University researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine for clean fuel.  …  Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his team at Tel Aviv University genetically altered single-celled algae, which naturally emit …

Flying High with Algae
April 29, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(James Cook University)  A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found.
The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, …

Making Biodiesel with Used Cooking Oil and a Microwave
April 21, 2016 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)  “SiO2 Beads Decorated with SrO Nanoparticles for Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil Using Microwave Irradiation”  —  Weaning cars and trucks off of gasoline and diesel made from fossil fuels is a …

BIRD Foundation Grant (up to $1 Million) Application Deadline for Proposals: June 29, 2016
March 31, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

The US-Israel Binational R&D Foundation (BIRD Foundation) is a joint program of the US Dept of Commerce and Israeli Ministry of Economy and Trade that provides grants up to $1 million for research collaboration between …

DATA CHECK: For Innovation, No Magic in 3% Rule
March 1, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Mervis (Science Magazine)  Science policy wonks use the ratio of research spending to overall economic activity to judge whether a country is investing enough in innovation. For decades 3% has been the magic number, …

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae
February 8, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do Venture Capitalists agree?
Microalgae have already …

Leviathan Partners Sign $1.3 Billion Gas Deal With Edeltech
February 2, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by  Sharon Wrobel (Bloomberg Business)  Israel’s natural gas companies and Noble Energy Inc. have signed the first contract to supply fuel from the country’s largest gas reserves, the offshore Leviathan field.
Partners in Leviathan will supply …

Innovative Micro Bio-Unit Can Turn Home Rubbish into Cooking Gas
January 28, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Community)  Home waste could be an irritable nuisance, especially in rural areas where proper collection of waste doesn’t exist. But this trash can become a real treasure. In the iconic film Back to the …

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January 11, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators …

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power
October 28, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during …

Startup in Focus — Israeli Startup Harnesses Algae to Treat Wastewater in Developing World
October 27, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Ruth Schuster and Noah Phillips (Haaretz.com)  Aquanos’ trick is to use algae to provide oxygen for the germs breaking down our waste to breathe, rather than break the bank pumping in the gas.  —  … That …

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2
October 14, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some.  In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder than steel, heavier than a …

A Novel Technology to Produce Microalgae Biomass as Feedstock for Biofuel, Food, Feed and More
October 3, 2015 – 12:36 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/ UniVerve)  Novel and scalable technology and production process combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from the biomass results in ability to offer high quality …

Algae Fuel, Algae Research Clusters: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BIOFAT
September 21, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIOFAT is a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project that integrates the entire value chain of algae process from optimized growth, starch and oil accumulation, to downstream processing (biorefinery) including biofuel production …

An Alternative Path to Alternative Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative
September 11, 2015 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We choose to live in a world free of dependence on crude oil, with a variety of clean and accessible means of transportation.”
Israel’s main effort in addressing this global challenge …

Methanol’s Moment: With Low Prices, and Proven Process, Is Meth Your New Best Friend?
September 11, 2015 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methanol is gaining momentum as a low-carbon fuels target, as Enerkem starts producing in Edmonton.  Why methanol, why now? Here, we look at the technology and market rationale for this …

The Consortium of Motile and Cellulose Degrading Bacteria Can Be Used for Solid State Cellulose Hydrolysis
August 6, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  Cellulose hydrolysis has many industrial applications in such fields as biofuel production, food, paper, cosmetic, pharmaceutical industries and textile manufacture. A novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on …

Israeli Scientists Explore Algae as Biofuel Producer
August 3, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Itai van Rijn (Y Net News)  New research shows that growing and producing bioethanol from algae of the species sea lettuce has potential but is not currently viable economically.

New research at Tel Aviv University, …

Researchers from Israel and Florida Awarded Funding for Biogas
July 17, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/Biomass Magazine)  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers have been awarded a United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant to …

Digital Soil: The Four Secrets of the New Agriculture
March 10, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To make fuel, chemicals, fiber, food more productively than ever before — it starts in the field with the New Agriculture.  Here’s what’s happening as Silicon Valley converges with Silicon …

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
February 9, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space)  The Government of the State of Israel considers the research, development and integration of technologies reducing global use of petroleum in transportation to be an international mission. This …

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments
December 31, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter industry biodiesel is not. While too many technologies exist in this field to report on, …

Fuel4me Consortium Targets 2017
December 15, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … The overall aim of Fuel4me is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. …

REG Acquires Majority Stake in Petrotec; Tender Offer for All Shares Imminent
December 11, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US biodiesel leader heads for the EU – what’s up with used cooking oil, and what is REG’s path forward with the German-based biodiesel producer?  In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group …

Appalachian Biofuels LLC to Invest $3.5 Million in Headquarters and New Biodiesel Production Facility
October 30, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor McAuliffe Announces 40 New Jobs in Russell County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2014) that Appalachian Biofuels LLC will invest $3.5 million to establish its headquarters and enzymatic biodiesel production …

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014
July 21, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources of domestic fuels, food, feed …

Simple Air-and-Water Fuel Soon to Take Off
July 10, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Karin Kloosterman (Israel21c.org)  An Israeli professor is poised to ramp up production of an exciting alternative to polluting jet fuels and natural gas.
An Israeli research team from Ben-Gurion University has developed something that seems …

Chimera Enzyme May Make Better Biofuels from Waste
June 12, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Hal Hodson (New Scientist)  A chemical chimera may one day help break down stubborn plant matter into biofuel. The feat involves mixing enzymes from two types of plant-munching bacteria that would never have met …

UniVerve Sees HAVP™ System as Key to New Markets
April 2, 2014 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine.com) UniVerve Biofuel, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel – with a small-scale demonstration site located at nearby Bar-Ilan University – has focused its R&D on developing a highly efficient platform to produce oil …

Algae Research Gives Hope for Renewable Carbon-Negative Source of Food and Medicines
February 20, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(University of Greenwich)  Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week.
The University …

Israel’s New Motor Fuels Strategy Leans on Gas
December 26, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Ari Rabinovitch (Reuters)  Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60 percent by 2025, an aggressive target by world standards, and will tap into its newfound natural gas deposits to make it …

National Cheng Kung University : NCKU Transnational Research Team Converts Waste Cooking Oils to Biodiesel
November 1, 2013 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, who is currently a visiting chair professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has developed a microwave-based process …

Turning Wood Chips into Gasoline? NJ Firm Hopes to
October 11, 2013 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(CNBC)  A New Jersey company has opened an energy facility that converts cheap natural gas into gasoline, and the firm hopes to eventually convert biomass—wood chips or switchgrass, for instance—and even to make jet fuel.
The …

Evofuel’s Improved Castor Seeds Expected to Go Commercial in 2016
September 19, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Evogene, Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Evogene Ltd., a plant genomics company specializing in enhancing crop productivity for the food, feed and biofuel industries, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., has completed three years of successful …

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You
September 4, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to show in castor beans. Castor oil is a good source for a variety of applications, …

Applications of Acceptorless Dehydrogenation and Related Transformations in Chemical Synthesis
July 22, 2013 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Chidambaram Gunanathan, David Milstein (Science Magazine)  Conventional oxidations of organic compounds formally transfer hydrogen atoms from the substrate to an acceptor molecule such as oxygen, a metal oxide, or a sacrificial olefin. In acceptorless dehydrogenation …

Seaweed Biofuels: A Green Alternative that Might Just Save the Planet
July 2, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional biofuels
“It’s best to get it out of the water now or it’ll start getting grazed …

U.S., Israel Could Collaborate on Advanced Biofuel Development
April 22, 2013 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation/Biomass Magazine)  After a briefing by senior White House staff on April 17, following their arrival in the U.S., an Israeli delegation of top academic and industrial biofuels research scientists and …

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin
March 15, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  It was in 2001 when Dr. Isaac Berzin, a PhD Chemical Engineer at MIT’s Center for Space Research, started to question the work of the Department of Energy’s Aquatic …

Gov’t to Offer NIS 400m in Loans for Alternative Fuels
December 27, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Yuval Azoulai (Globes)  The Office of the Chief Scientist is planning a NIS 1.5 billion program to create a new alternative fuels industry.
The Office of the Chief Scientist has a new program of loans for …

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World’s Energy Needs
November 16, 2012 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Israeli biotech firm says its modified eucalyptus trees can displace the fossil fuel industry
It’s a timber company’s dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus …

Israel’s Univerve Working to Commercialize Algae
August 30, 2012 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) new company from Tel Aviv, Israel, called Univerve is working to turn algae into a clean third-generation renewable fuel. Ohad Zuckerman, the CEO and co-founder of Univerve in 2009, is devising a systems process to …

FuturaGene Launches Field Trials in China to Couple Desert Reversal and Local Socio-Economic Benefit
August 10, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(FuturaGene/Yahoo!) FuturaGene, a world leader in the enhancement of yield and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, biopower and biofuel markets, has launched four field trials for selection and improvement of plant species in …

Evogene’s Subsidiary, Evofuel, and T6 Industrial to Collaborate on Biodiesel Feedstock Production in Argentina
May 29, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(Evogene)  Collaboration represents expansion of Evofuel’s Latin American operations, currently focused on Brazil
Evogene Ltd.  and T6 Industrial S.A., a leading biodiesel producer in Argentina, today announced that Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly owned subsidiary, and T6 …

UniVerve Chooses Microalgae For Award-Winning Biofuel Business
May 7, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Shifra Mincer (Green Prophet)  …UniVerve has gained international recognition for its microalgae technology, including at an apperance this March at the World Biofuels Markets, which can succesfully produce bio-oil from third generation biomass. If any waste biomass …

INTERVIEW-U.S.-Israeli Firm to Launch Algae Biodiesel in India
May 2, 2012 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Tova Cohen (Reuters)  Algae-based biodiesel producer World Health Energy Holdings (WHEN) plans to begin two commercial projects in India this year and is targeting over $200 million in sales in 2013.
The first project, with Prime …

Is Seaweed the Future of Biofuel?
March 6, 2012 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(American Friends Tel Aviv University)  …While biomasses grown on land have the potential to inflict damage on the environment, the researchers believe that producing biofuel from seaweed-based sources could even solve problems that already exist …

Who’s in the Lead? Algae around the World
January 12, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out.
In New …

Fuelling Your Car With Falafel Oil
January 6, 2012 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Tal Sandler (ShalomLife)  Israeli scientists developing process of turning leftover oil from fast food restaurants into biodiesel
…Dr. Sobhi Basheer and Dr. Ahmed Tafesh of TransBiodiesel, have developed a new process by which any oil, …

Evogene to Establish Evofuel Ltd. for Developing Advanced Feedstock for Biofuel
January 6, 2012 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire/Evogene)  Wholly Owned Subsidiary Expanding Castor Bean Activity in Brazil
Evogene Ltd.  announced that it is establishing Evofuel, a wholly owned subsidiary, to focus on developing seed for advanced second-generation feedstock for biofuel.
Included in the activities …

Evogene Expands Biofuel Activity in Brazil With SLC Agricola
December 13, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  Expanded Agreement Follows Successful Completion of Field Trials
Evogene Ltd. and SLC Agricola, a leading agribusiness company in Brazil, today announced expansion of their agreement for the development of castor bean seeds as a cost …

Innovative Biofuel Crops Grown in the Desert
November 8, 2011 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Arch1Design.com)  …Tel Aviv University researchers are doing their part to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint by successfully growing forests in the most unlikely place — deep in Israel’s Aravah Desert.
With environmental “extras” such as a local …

Primus Green Energy Expands Drop-In Fuel Development Plant in N.J., Increases Total Production Capacity
September 10, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Primus Green Energy)  Primus Green Energy (“Primus”), the leader in renewable, drop-in fuel, has expanded its U.S.-based development facility in New Jersey, enabling the company to build its complete, integrated thermal-chemical process. Primus’ game-changing process …

Olive Branch in Line for Biofuels Headquarters
September 2, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Phil West (The Commercial Appeal)  Legislature to consider incentives to land Israeli company’s 800 jobs, $1B operation
Gov. Haley Barbour wants state legislators to approve $100 million worth of financial incentives to help an Israeli …

Rosetta Green Joins Project to Develop Algal Proteins and Chemicals
August 4, 2011 – 6:36 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kim Chapman reports that Rosetta Green, of Rehovot, Israel, will take part in an EU-funded consortium, led by the Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University, and will identify MicroRNA genes to develop …

Agrisoma Eyes North American Feedstock Opportunity
August 3, 2011 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Agrisoma may be the least known 10-year-old renewable energy company, as Steven Fabijanski told Biodiesel Magazine, but that hasn’t stopped a Canadian development fund from granting the Ottawa-based firm with roughly …

Seambiotic’s Algae Plant in China to Open September 2011
July 19, 2011 – 6:30 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  In December 2009, Seambiotic announced that they would be building an algae production plant that will use flue gas in China. Though originally scheduled to be operational in 2010, the …

European Commission Funds Global Project to Produce Ethanol, Biodiesel and Bioproducts from Algae
May 24, 2011 – 5:38 am | No Comment

(PR-Inside)  Nine partners from seven countries have joined in an innovative project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and bioproducts can be produced from algae on a large scale. The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project, largely funded by …

Israel Corp. Unit Reports Biomass Fuel Breakthrough
April 29, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Amiram Barkat and Yael Gruntman  (Globes Israel’s Business Arena)  Primus Green Energy has an agreement with Lockheed Martin to develop bio-jet fuel for the US Defense Department.
Primus Green Energy Ltd., a US subsidiary of Israel …

Olives: A Feedstock for Food, Biodiesel, Ethanol and Medicine
March 30, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos  (GreenTechMedia)  There are some valuable commodities in waste products.
Professor Zeev Weisman and a team of researchers at Ben Gurion University here have adopted a low-power nuclear magnetic resonance device (NMR) along with …

Solar Acquisition Corp. Signs MOU With Global Natural Energy to Form Bio-Fuel Subsidiary
February 12, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  GNE-USA Will Have Exclusive US Rights to Breakthrough Bio-Diesel Technology
Solar Acquisition Corp. and Global Natural Energy Cyprus Ltd today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture, GNE …

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University Begins Algae Research with Thailand’s PTT
February 3, 2011 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. in Thailand have signed a research and development collaboration agreement for commercial development of BGU’s proprietary green algae …

Virent and HCL CleanTech Receive Grant to Demonstrate Cellulosic Sugars as Feedstocks for ‘Drop-In’ Biofuels and Bioproducts
January 5, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

(Virent)  BIRD Energy Grant Will Support Virent’s Conversion of HCL CleanTech’s Pine Tree Sugars Into Hydrocarbon Fuels and Products That can be Sustainable, Cost-effective, and Compatible With Existing Infrastructure
Virent Energy Systems Inc. and HCL CleanTech announced …

Life Cycle Analysis of Evogene Castor Bean Based Biodiesel Shows 90% Emissions Reduction Compared to Petroleum
April 9, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

Evogene Ltd., on April 8, 2010, announced the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biodiesel produced from castor bean varieties being developed by the Company. The assessment shows that such biodiesel reduces Greenhouse Gases (GHG) …

DOE and Israel Announce US$3.3m in Cooperative Clean Energy Projects
November 30, 2009 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

With financial support of DOE and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures, the bilateral BIRD Foundation Energy Executive Committee has competitively selected four cooperative clean energy projects in the United States and Israel. This initiative …

Mediterranean Energy and Ecology Center Announces New Biomass Hydrolysis Process Test Results
June 15, 2007 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

BIOPOLYGEN Group of the MEEC, Israel, reports a successful completion of the first phase of its new biomass hydrolysis process tests and announces the plans to construct and demonstrate a small-scale pilot biorefinery for co-production …