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A&B Planning Pongamia Project on Former HC&S Land
April 10, 2017 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  Alexander & Baldwin is close to formalizing a partnership with a seed oil producing company on a 250-acre demonstration project to produce biofuels from the pongamia tree on old sugar …

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Attract International Interest in Developing Homegrown Jet Biofuels
April 7, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  A year after issuing a joint Request for Information (RFI) from parties interested in supporting the development and production of sustainable aviation fuel in the region, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say …

A&B Map Shows Possible Uses for Fallow Sugar Fields
April 4, 2017 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A general map showing possible uses of now fallow sugar fields — including areas for possible biodiesel-producing tree orchards, coffee and cacao crops and livestock-irrigated pastures — was projected on …

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day
March 2, 2017 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative. John Pieper from Dupont Industrial Biosciences shared their latest work with …

Tiny Biodiesel Reactor 10 Liter/hr
November 7, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(IndiaMart/Advanced Biofuel Center)  While farmers are continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber, the rising cost of fuel and power making most growers to explore opportunities to save energy. A variety …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 30, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products. In
2013, net product imports were …

Karanja — A Tree that Produces Biofuel Crop
September 18, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Jaskiran Kapoor  (Indian Express)  ALONG the V4 roads of the some of the oldest sectors of the Chandigarh (Sector 18, 19, 27, 28, 29 along with the southern sectors) are lines of a tree …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 12, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/Bioenergy Australia)  Australia’s primary energy consumption is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, with renewables contributing
about 7% (including hydroelectricity, wind, solar and biomass) (Figure 1) (US EIA).

While Australia has …

The Princes of Pongamia: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva
August 4, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) TerViva was founded to “solve the imbalanced equation of a shrinking arable land base and a rising demand for food, fuel and fertilizer.

The technology is based on proprietary advancements in …

We Band of Brothers: Crisp, CRISPR, Crispin’s Day and the Democratization of Crop R&D
August 3, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The nature of collaboration across the advanced bioeconomy is shifting dramatically – and we are seeing the democratization of R&D.  …   The CRISPR revolution

As Dan Watkins of DFJ’s Mercury …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, …

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?
March 7, 2016 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get really long. For example, try …

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016
March 3, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built inside a standard 20-foot shipping container. BioCube has successfully deployed its refinery on remote sites …

With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon
December 11, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will be run on diesel blended with biodiesel.

Hubballi railway station was …

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer
October 26, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials/Biofuels Digest)  Camelina sativa; Carinata; Pongamia; Macauba palm tree; Gliricidia sepium; Starchy wastewater; Industrial waste gases; Seed tobacco  READ MORE

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Have Miles to Go for Biofuels
August 18, 2015 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by V. Nilesh (Deccan Chronicle)  The government’s national policy on biofuels which aims to blend 20 per cent biofuels by 2017 seems a farfetched dream, at least in the case of biodiesel in Andhra Pradesh and …

Sustainable, Available, Reliable Affordable Bioeconomy Feedstocks: The Hottest Slides from ABFC 2015
June 11, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the advanced bioeconomy, the question for some time has been “how do you fund it?” or “how do you make it?”. But now, feedstock is becoming the key variable, …

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.
December 17, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based …

Bio Revolution Americas to Invest $200 Million in Bahaman Pongamia Project
December 9, 2014 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In the Bahamas, Bio Revolution Americas plans to invest $200 million in a pongamia biodiesel project based on an outgrower model that would spread across unused arable land on several islands. The …

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation
July 9, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos EBE S.A. de C.V., one of its portfolio companies, has secured more land on which …

Bio Fuel Project in the North
March 4, 2014 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Fiji Broadcasting Corporation)  Fiji could soon reduce fuel imports if a new bio fuel project takes off in Vanua Levu.  Biofuel International has a quarter million Pongamia trees growing in the province of Bua.  Chief …

Whatever Happened to Aviation Biofuels? New Report from Australia Rates the Prospects.
December 4, 2013 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Qantas, Shell, AISAF, SkyNRG, Solena and others collaborate on on an illuminating supply chain analysis of sustainable aviation fuels.    Which one is technically ready, but feedstock-starved? Which one has …

Sonamar and VayuGrid to Develop BioEnergy Zones Across Haiti
August 22, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(MoneyLife/PR NewsWire)  BioEnergy Zones Will Lead the Way Towards Socially Inclusive and Economically Sustainable Livelihood

Haiti based Sonamar S.A. and Bangalore based VayuGrid have signed a joint venture agreement for developing BioEnergy Zones across Haiti. These …

Problems Galore in Biofuel Programme, Says Official
August 14, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  The governments, both at the Central and State levels, have realised the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels and implement the biofuel programmes, said Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, V …

5-Year Research MOU to Further Pongamia Development in India
August 14, 2013 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Tree Oils India Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture to conduct collaborative research over the next five years for developing an …

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor
July 24, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean …

Cost of Biofuels No Longer Sky High
May 23, 2013 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Peter Hannam (The Age)  Whether it’s the use of organisms first found in the guts of rabbits in New Zealand or converting the mountains of rubbish disposed of by Londoners, airlines around the world are …

Flying the Aussie BioSkies
February 27, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of biofuels there is no sector as active as military and aviation biofuels in terms of willing customers. At the Low Carbon Fuel Conference, held over …

VayuGrid Signs Agreement for Biofuel Zones in Zambia
February 15, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(VayuGrid/PR NewsWire)  EEP-SEA Selects VayuSap™ Among 168 Other Projects for a Grant of Over $1 Million

India-based VayuGrid and Zambia-based BetterWorld Energy have inked an agreement to partner on VayuSap™ biofuel development zones in Zambia. The development zones, based …

Biodiesel Business Academy Releases 2013 Calendar of Events
December 19, 2012 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  India-based Biodiesel Business Academy presents its calendar of events and training programs scheduled in 2013 on nonfood oil-based biofuels. The training portfolio was developed specifically to focus on the needs …

SGB’s Jatropha Vision: Jet Fuel Grown from Seeds
December 3, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Alsever (CNN Money)  …  While most of its rivals raced to commercialize the fuel, San Diego-based SG Biofuels took a different path: It hired plant geneticists. They hunkered down in the laboratory to come up …

VayuGrid Signs MOU for Biofuel Cluster in Ethiopia
November 29, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(StarAfrica/PR NewsWire)  Starting With a 2,000 Plus Acre, the Long Term Goal is to Create a Cluster of 1,00,000 Acres Under a Collaborative Model

VayuGrid, a biofuel supply chain company based in Bangalore, has signed a MOU …

Breakthrough Process for Making Renewable Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline at Costs Competitive to Fossil Fuels Is Ready to Begin Commercial Scale-up Phase
August 26, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/AlphaJet)  …Having successfully demonstrated its cost-effective catalytic process for making jet fuel, diesel and high-octane gasoline from renewable plant oils or animal fats, AliphaJet is beginning its commercial scale-up program.

…The company has launched a …

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity
July 19, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects

A California company has come up with a compelling twist on farmland investing for private clients and institutional investors focusing on real assets. …

Castor Bean Moving Forward On New Biodiesel Crop Opportunity
June 15, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Oil Voice)  Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of Castor bean, a seed producing plant that grows arid/semi arid, as a feedstock for biodiesel. The crop will not compete …

Centre for Jatropha Promotion Announces Pongamia Progress
June 13, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele   (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) recently announced progress on its work with pongamia, a legume tree that bears inedible oilseeds. According to the CJP, it has …

Government Told to Decide Fast on Bio-Fuels Programme: Parliament Panel
May 21, 2012 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

(NYDailyNews)  Rapping the rural development ministry’s land resources department for the “inordinate delay” in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter be placed before the cabinet at the earliest for …

Exploring New Feedstock Sources: Pongomia Shows Promise as New Oil Source
January 23, 2012 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A legume tree native to tropical and temperate regions around the world is attracting attention as a potential new biodiesel feedstock. Pongamia Pinnata—also known as Millettia Pinnata—produces oil-rich seeds that …