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    5th Latin American Congress on Biorefineries   —   January 7-9, 2019   —   Concepción, Chile

5th Latin American Congress on Biorefineries — January 7-9, 2019 — Concepción, Chile

Registration is now open for the V Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, which will take place in Concepción on 7, 8 and 9 January, 2019. This is the most important meeting of the Americas that gathers experts from all over the globe to discuss on the new alternatives for biomass uses

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Explores Potential Ethanol Demand in Chile and Argentina

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) traveled to both countries in June to investigate their existing ethanol markets and discover how new or improved ethanol policies could boost demand while

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Future of Electric Vehicles Lie in the Sourcing of Lithium and Cobalt for Batteries

by Vishnu Rajamanickam  (Freight Waves)  … But unless the manufacturing process and the raw material sourcing is regulated and stabilized, it would be hard to sell EVs to the larger middle-class populace. This is because the on-road price of an electric vehicle is much higher than its combustion engine equivalent, as the

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Chilean Public Utility Company Announced First Biogas Truck Fleet

(Aguas Andinas/NGV Journal)  Aguas Andinas launched a new project to convert its fleet of vehicles and trucks to renewable natural gas. The first part of this transition is taking place in the combined trucks, dedicated to cleaning the sewerage network of Santiago de Chile. The initiative seeks to take advantage of

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Geothermal Could Profit from U.S. Executive Order to Support Lithium Mining

by Alexander Richter (Think GeoEnergy)  An executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump to support mining activities for critical minerals, could present a boost to lithium mining activities in the U.S. and indirectly help some geothermal projects. As reported recently, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the relevant federal agencies

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) once specified a

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Top Trends in 7 Key Latin America Hotspots

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In a striking pledge made in the latter part of 2016. 20 Latin American countries promised to promote biofuel production and use, with the support of development finance institutions. That was then, this is now. What’s happening towards the development of domestic biofuels and chemicals in Latin

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Nature Demonstrates How Bacteria Degrade Lignin and Provides Better Understanding to Make Biofuels

(Phys.Org/Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory)  The production of biofuels from plant biomass is a highly promising source of energy, but researchers are trying to find microbes that readily degrade recalcitrant lignin found in plant biomass. Recent comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis of a known lignin-degrading bacterium provides insight into how this degradation

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Leaders Across the Americas Vow to “Make the Planet Great Again” by Establishing a Price on Carbon

by Waldo del Bosque (EcoSystem Marketplace)  The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, but national and regional leaders from across the Americas have vowed to “Make the Planet Great Again” by embracing a price on carbon at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Two years to the

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry Teams Learn About U.S. Ethanol Value Chain Firsthand

(U.S. Grains Council)  Three ethanol trade teams consisting of ministry and industry delegates traversed the U.S. ethanol value chain from the field to the pump ahead of the Ethanol Summit of the Americas. The three teams included representatives from 12 countries that explored the U.S. ethanol industry in Missouri, South Dakota

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Household Oil from Concepción Will Be Transformed into Biodiesel

(City of Concepción)  Enthusiastic leaders of different neighborhood councils in Concepción received containers to recycle their disused home oil, which will be transformed into clean fuel: Biodiesel. The initiative is part of the actions developed by the Environment Department of the municipality to promote care for the environment and is implemented thanks

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg)  As established players expand, some newcomers seen struggling; New mine teething problems tightening credit for projects  —  … Producers everywhere have struggled to keep up with demand as electric cars went from almost no sales a decade ago to more than half a

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or “green” energy technologies, the

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Chilean Scientists Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae

by Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago. Experts from the department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses at Chile’s Catholic University said they

July 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Micro-Algae Biodiesel Reduces up to 80 pct High-Powered Engines Contamination

(Fish Information & Services)  The first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of gases emissions and particulate matter of up to 80 per cent can be achieved in engines like those used by Trans-Santiago buses and trucks. The measurements were carried out within

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell-led study in the journal Bioresource Technology. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Tossed Aside in the ‘White Gold’ Rush: Indigenous People Are Left Poor as Tech World Takes Lithium from under Their Feet

Story by Todd C. Frankel and Peter Whoriskey; Photos and videos by Michael Robinson Chavez; Video editing by Jorge Ribas (The Washington Post)  In the thin air of the salt flats here, nearly 13,000 feet above sea level, the indigenous Atacamas people face a constant struggle.  …  Yet beneath their ancestral land

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article
  2nd Agro-Urban Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour   —   December 12-14, 2016   —  Santiago de Chile, Chile

2nd Agro-Urban Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour — December 12-14, 2016 — Santiago de Chile, Chile

The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence IBBK is organizing highly successful in-depth biogas and anaerobic digestion training courses in Germany and worldwide for many years. Therefore we are delighted to invite you to the second Agro-urban Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour at the University of Alfonso Ibáñez,

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  … Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank. … And yet, despite this skepticism, lithium demand is rising steadily and sharply, and indications that a shortage may be looming are

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of food security in Latin America and is providing a livelihood for thousands of people in the region’s coastal areas.  “I

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal  —  Four American nations are set to start talks on ways to co-operate on carbon pricing, according to the World Bank. Government officials from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru will

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Latest Diesel Quality Trends Revealed in Biennial Survey

(Infineum International Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The Infineum survey collected samples from service stations from across eight countries in order to

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline and earning the moniker of ‘’White Petroleum’’. And the battle for market share in and

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Takes Part in USDA Trade Mission to Peru, Chile

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several representatives of the biofuel industry are participating in a USDA trade mission to Peru and Chile March 14-18. The mission, led by Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack, aims to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. “South America has been one of

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments. … “Taxation, regulation, cost of production, market access, distribution, and feedstock procurement are all more

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal; Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international carbon markets to help speed the pace of emission reductions under the Paris climate

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Lagosur Confirms Commitments of Biofuel Sales via Alianza Pacifco

(PR Newswire/Sys-con/Lagosur)  Lagosur is pleased to announce the business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco representing continued momentum to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to deliver renewable biofuel to the mining and transportation industries in Chile, Peru and Mexico. The mining

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation to address global climate change, provide

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change. As a week of talks on a global climate agreement opened in Bonn, the leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the biodiesel wave separated investors from more than $1 million, or he’s a skilled con man who used God and greed to perpetrate a fraud on three continents. That’s how lawyers

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its production in that span. A favorable business and policy climate from 2001 to 2010 helped

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Lagosur Breaks New Ground – Exporting Biofuel to Latin America

(Lagosur) Lagosur is proud to announce the first business focused on the exportation of biodiesel to Latin America. As part of a two-part strategy and innovative business model, Lagosur has launched part one of the business delivering biodiesel to Latin America. Lagosur has aligned with customers in Peru, Bolivia and Chile

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase and is heading towards deployment. Someday, aviation biofuels will be as routine as topping off

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Navy Looks to Biofuels in 2016

by Mark Matsunaga (U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs/The Lemoore Navy News)  Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won’t even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants. The

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article
  Lignobiotech III   October 26-29, 2014   Concepción, Chile

Lignobiotech III October 26-29, 2014 Concepción, Chile

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, invites you to participate in the Lignobiotech III Symposium, to be held in October 2014 in Concepción, Chile. The third edition of ‘Lignobiotech’ will examine the biotechnology and related sciences of lignocellulosic biomass for pulp, fuels, chemicals and materials, including fundamental, applications, economy

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even cancer therapies. There’s been a rate of progress that would impress any devotee of Moore’s Law — and a series of wacky claims that would impress any devotee of P.T.

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specified a

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Toyota to Race Biodiesel SUV in 2014 Dakar Rally

(Japan Times)  Toyota Auto Body Co. has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally, the subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. said. The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 sport utility vehicle in the roughly 5,500-km off-road race that runs through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from Jan.

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Brown Algae Being Engineered for Food and Bio-Ethanol

(Algae Industry Magazine)  European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and bio-ethanol from brown algae, which does not require arable land, fresh water or fertilizers. Until now, cultivation of that feedstock was not sustainable, because yeasts weren’t

December 3, 2013 Read Full Article
  Lignobiotech III Symposium   October 26-29, 2014   Concepcion, Chile

Lignobiotech III Symposium October 26-29, 2014 Concepcion, Chile

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, invites you to participate in the Lignobiotech III Symposium, to be held in October 2014 in Concepción, Chile. The third edition of ‘Lignobiotech’ will examine the biotechnology and related sciences of lignocellulosic biomass for pulp, fuels, chemicals and materials, including fundamental, applications,

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Carbon Taxes, Trading Bring Most Cost-Effective Pollution Cuts

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  A new report finds that the most cost-effective climate change policies are the ones with the least political traction in the United States. Imposing an explicit cost on carbon pollution is the best way to put countries on a path toward steep emissions cuts,

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed Biofuels: A Green Alternative that Might Just Save the Planet

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 by the little beasties,” says Lars Brunner as he hauls 50kg of glistening, translucent

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

International Regulation of Microorganisms for Biofuel or Chemical Production: North and South America and Africa

by David Glass (DGlassAssociates.com)  … The use of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) in manufacturing will likely face a fairly straightforward regulatory process in most countries, because such “contained” uses will generally pose far fewer hypothetical concerns about environmental or public health impacts. In contrast, the use of genetically modified plants

March 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Peruvian Sugar Giant Gears up for Ethanol Production

(Argus Media)  Peru’s Coazucar is set to become that country’s third producer of fuel-grade ethanol. Coazucar, a subsidiary of Peru’s multinational Grupo Gloria and the country’s largest sugar producer, has secured the required permits to begin ethanol production using sugarcane feedstock from the three plantations it operates along the country’s

December 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the mandates survive pressure from opponents? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazilian Biofuels That Cause Land-Use Change May Have Much Larger Non-GHG Air Quality Emissions Than Fossil Fuels

by C.-C. Tsao , J. E. Campbell, M. Mena-Carrasco, S. N. Spak, G. R. Carmichael, and Y. Chen  (Environmental Science and Technology)  Although biofuels present an opportunity for renewable energy production, significant land-use change resulting from biofuels may contribute to negative environmental, economic, and social impacts. Here we examined non-GHG air

September 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Aquadudes: 15 Saltwater-Based Energy Technologies Here to Save the Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Take the conflict over drilling for oil on federal lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. If you drilled the provable oil reserve in the entire federal ANWR and flooded the world market with it – the reserve would be used up in 9

September 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.89 Billion Gallons by 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.89 billion gallons by 2017, up from 5.11 billion gallons by 2016 reported in the November 2011 release, 4.37 billion reported in May, and 3.95 billion gallons reported in

July 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly? In Brazil, Azul Airlines announced that Amyris’s innovative renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has passed all required testing and will be used during a demonstration flight on an Azul Embraer 195 aircraft

June 5, 2012 Read Full Article
  Call for Papers:  3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World   November 19-21, 2012   Pucon, Chile   DEADLINE: June 30, 2012

Call for Papers: 3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World November 19-21, 2012 Pucon, Chile DEADLINE: June 30, 2012

The Organizing Committee of the “3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World”, invites all those interested in participating as an exhibitor to submit their papers. Both oral and poster presentations are considered, presenting the progress, challenges and opportunities of biorefineries in Latin America and the world.

May 21, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article
  3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries    November 19-21, 2012     Pucon, Chile

3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries November 19-21, 2012 Pucon, Chile

3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World The 3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries is the leading meeting in Latin American on new uses of forest, agricultural and microalgal biomass as a source of bioenergy, chemicals and biomaterials. The event is aimed at representatives from the

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

LAN Chile, Air BP Copec Operate First South American Biofuels Flight

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Chile, Netherlands-based SkyNRG has supplied LAN Chile and Air BP Copec for its first commercial flight with second generation jet fuel. The flight, which operated between the Chilean cities of Santiago and Concepcion, was conducted on an Airbus from the A320 family with CFM56-5B motors.  The fuel

March 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Increased Estimates of Air-Pollution Emissions from Brazilian Sugar-Cane Ethanol

C-C. Tsao, J. E. Campbell, M. Mena-Carrasco, S. N. Spak, G. R. Carmichael & Y. Chen  (Nature Climate Change)  Accelerating biofuel production has been promoted as an opportunity to enhance energy security, offset greenhouse-gas emissions and support rural economies. However, large uncertainties remain in the impacts of biofuels on air quality and climate1, 2. Sugar-cane ethanol is

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Pilot Plant Construction Starts

by Analia Murias (FIS Worldnews)  The Biotechnology Consortium (Bal Biofuels) began the construction of the Experimental Centre of Algae (CEA) in Puerto Montt Campus of the University of Los Lagos. The plant is expected to be operational from August next year. The proponents of the initiative plan to develop technology to

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Farming Boosted for Biofuel Production

(FIS.com)  BAL Chile SA is dedicated to farming algae on the island of Chiloé, and in a second stage, plans to produce biofuels for industrial use. This was announced by Benjamin González, the company manager of administration and finance with origin in BioArchitectureLab, a firm based in the US dedicated

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Fraunhofer Opens Center for Systems Biotechnology in Chile

(EurekAlert!)  The Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology is the first research center to be launched by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation which was established on October 4, 2010. The research carried out at the new Center will benefit from and make a long-lasting contribution to Chile’s pioneering spirit and economic

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Chilean Energy Companies Copec, E-CL Join For Biodiesel Venture

by Anthony Esposito  (Fox Business/Dow Jones)   Two of the most important players in Chile’s fuel and energy market, fuel and forestry conglomerate Empresas Copec SA (COPEC.SN) and power generator E-CL SA (ECL.SN), will team up to create biofuels from micro-algae. … The joint-venture project, which includes the construction of a

December 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Highlights from Around the World

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Australia  Australian scientists are claiming the world’s best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, following a joint $3.3 million project led by Murdoch University and involving the University of Adelaide. The claims are based on more than 12 months of consistent results at

December 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Traction: 13 Companies Gaining Momentum in Advanced Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we look at companies that, in the month of November, have made material strdes towards commercialization – through securing of funding, commencement of construction, offtake deals, or in other ways. AE Biofuels – ethanol from cellulosic industrial sugars – California BlueFire Renewables – ethanol, drop-in

November 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

PetroAlgae and Sky Airline to Collaborate on Offtake Strategy to Bring Green Jet Fuel to Chile

(PetroAlgae)   Joint Effort with Leading Airline Focuses on Renewable Jet Fuel PetroAlgae Inc., a leading U.S. renewable energy company that licenses its commercial micro-crop technology globally, today announced it has entered into a non-binding offtake supply agreement with Sky Airline, a leading Chilean airline providing passenger, mail, and cargo air

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Development of Technology to Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae

(FIS Worldnews)   A new project, which is financially supported by the Chilean government, will promote the diversification of energy through the production of biofuels from microalgae. The main objective of the initiative is to develop algae production which captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and also creates competitively priced biodiesel

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Fishing Company Begins Cultivating Algae for Biofuel

by Analia Murias  (FIS Worldnews)   Pesquera San José plans to produce biofuels from brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro. With this objective in mind, the company is now co-developing the InnovaChile project BAL Biofuels, a consortium of biotechnology research, development and innovation (I+D+i). Following an amendment to the technical project

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Statoil Invests In Ethanol-From-Seaweed Venture In California

by Angel Gonzalez  (Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal)  Norwegian oil major Statoil ASA (STO) has agreed to invest in a San Francisco Bay Area start-up to develop ethanol from seaweed, and to potentially commercialize the fuel in Norway and other European countries. Under the agreement with Berkeley, Calif.-based Bio Architecture Lab, Statoil would

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

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