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Imagine, with Us!: AkzoNobel Issues an Innovation Challenge to the Advanced Bioceconomy
February 7, 2017 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AkzoNobel is launching Imagine Chemistry, an exciting opportunity to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry …

Farm Bill: Lower Expectations
February 3, 2017 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (DTN Progressive Farmer)  About two-thirds of a bipartisan group of around 50 lobbyists said this week they expect Congress not to finish the farm bill until 2019 and think that it will …

Why Does Biology Take so Long to Make Commercial Products? A Job for BOB
May 26, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hy is so biology so challenging?  —  “It’s partly how we have done it. We sort through the research, then we design, and then we spend a lot of …

A 21st-Century Investment in Productive, Sustainable Agriculture
March 22, 2016 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Margaret M. Zeigler (The Hill/Global Harvest Initiative)  … Held each year since 1973, National AG Day helps consumers, the administration and Congress understand how farmers grow safe and affordable food, and underscores the essential role of …

The Assault on Federally Supported Science
November 16, 2015 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by  Robert D. Atkinson (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation/Christian Science Monitor)  Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently ignore the huge impact that such science has provided worldwide. —  Distrust of government has …

Neste Oil Announces Off-take Agreement with U.S. Algae Producer
August 28, 2014 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil/Biomass Magazine) Neste Oil and Renewable Algal Energy, a U.S.-based algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil off-take agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil …

JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research
August 28, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Joint BioEnergy Institute/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. The idea behind …

Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand, Researchers Say
July 9, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Mary-Ann Muffoletto (Phys.org) Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It’s a potential game-changer.
“That’s because microalgae produces much higher yields of …

Montana State University-Led Team Receives $10 million to Pursue Innovative Research in Energy
July 9, 2014 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Montana State University) Montana State University is the lead institution on a new $10 million, four-year project to form a research center focused on innovative energy research.
The Biological Electron Transfer and Catalysis (BETCy) Energy Frontiers …

Aurora Algae Farm Throws Down Green Guantlet in Oil State
July 9, 2014 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) We’ve been following the Aurora Algae company’s progress in Australia for a couple of years, so imagine our surprise when all of a sudden the company popped up deep in the …

Sustainable Algae Cultivation Making Headway
July 9, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org) Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more than halved, while the profit made on some crop components already exceeds production …

Ceres Initiates Field Evaluations of its Biotech Traits in Sugarcane
July 1, 2014 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(Ceres)  Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, will evaluate a number of its biotech traits in sugarcane in South America. Plantings were recently completed and preliminary performance observations will be available …

Calysta Produces Lactic Acid in NatureWorks Partnership Ahead of Schedule
July 1, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest has heard from California that Calysta has successfully produced lactic acid – a key building block for industrial bioplastics – from methane at lab scale for NatureWorks.
NatureWorks is one …

Michigan State Advances Algae’s Viability as a Biofuel
June 17, 2014 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine) Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come …

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds
June 9, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding that, more than an energy supply, it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases.

The team …

Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass
June 6, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Kate Yandell (The Scientist) Researchers from the University of Georgia and at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered the thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii to directly convert switchgrass into ethanol, according to a study published …

Media Advisory: Waterloo and Bordeaux to Launch Canada’s First Bachelor of Bio-based Chemistry Program at Conference
May 16, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by (University of Waterloo) Media are invited to attend as researchers from Waterloo and Bordeaux gather to create a bio-chemistry program that will support research into sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
The University of Waterloo and Université …

Aurora Algae Expands Operations In South Texas
April 25, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre cultivation ponds …

Scripps, UCSD Algae Biofuel Programs Rated Top In US By DOE
April 15, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego/Biodiesal Magazine) Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy in the U.S. But its 80-percent share of the …

Cyprus Developing Mediterranean Algae as Biofuel Source
April 3, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The Agricultural Research Institute and Cyprus Energy Agency recently held a seminar to present work based on new micro-algae research and technology development that aims to contribute to the goals of the …