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Biofuel R&D for Ethanol, Green Chemical from Crop Waste
December 14, 2017 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Mike Foley (The Land)  A new fuel technology to convert harvested crops and other plant waste into biofuel and green chemical products is being developed with $11.9 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy …

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States
May 2, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural, social, and technological resources needed to help create a sustainable, rural renaissance by using biomass …

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom
April 19, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and …

NexSteppe and Longping Partner to Develop Solutions for Bioenergy and Land Remediation in China
November 16, 2016 – 7:17 am | No Comment

(NexSteppe)    NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biobased industries, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Longping Hi-Tech Arable Land Remediation Technology …

Bacteria Turn Trees into Pollution-Eating Machines
November 14, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Anthony King (Horizon Magazine)  Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial spillages and fallouts, a process known as gentle remediation.

Once the …

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road
October 19, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at …

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project
September 7, 2016 – 1:00 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland based  501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing …

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes
August 31, 2016 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Department of Energy)  Soil fungi secrete a wide range of enzymes that play an important role in biofuel production and bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils and water. A recent study reveals different fungal species secrete a …

NGO Questions Xinxiang’s Claim It Bought All Cadmium-Laced Wheat
August 31, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde (Caixin Online)  Advocacy group claims some of the city’s carcinogen-laced grain may have already hit the market — … Tian Jing, a volunteer at the nongovernmental organization, Airman in Beijing, said …

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow
August 1, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on how algae could be transformed into …

RIT Partners with Synergy Biogas on Algae Project
June 3, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT’s Thomas Gosnell School of Life …

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping
April 15, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and bioproducts sustainability. — European biofuel policy …

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop
September 10, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green chemicals – who’s doing what, where and how?  … If tobacco’s reputation has fallen into disrepute …

Double A Willow Strengthens Biomass Supply Chain by Providing Willow Plantings to Biofuels Industry
July 6, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium – NEWBio)  As the largest supplier of shrub willow planting stock in the United States, Double A Willow is a critical link between research and the commercial development of renewable energy.

Double …

Groundbreaking Biofuel Project Brings New Life to Cornish Mine
December 30, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Doward (The Guardian)  Scientists hope clean-up operation at tin mine will lead to global environmental benefits
A pioneering research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine is using algae to harvest the …

Could Algae Be the Key to Cleaning up Cornish Mine Water?
December 7, 2014 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

(Western Morning News)  Westcountry scientists are using algae to develop an innovative new method of cleaning up contaminated mine water while harvesting valuable resources in the process.  Research teams from universities in Exeter, Bristol, Bath …

Hawaii Lawmakers Give Unanimous Approval To Studying Hemp
April 3, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Johnny Green (The Weed Blog/The Joint Blog)  Hawaii’s House Committee on Agriculture, and the state’s House Judiciary Committee, have both voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 2175, a proposal to establish a two-year research program to study …

EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential
August 5, 2013 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated …

Eccotopia to Sign Joint Venture Agreement
May 10, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(SB Wire/Eccotopia)  Julian Moses, president of Symphony Trade and Investment 57 (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eccotopia Ltd.,http://www.eccotopia.com/, has announced that  Eccotopia and Pacific Tree West are in the process of signing a …

Water Quality Expert Kenneth Hudnell Calling for Shift in Policy and Treatment Strategies to Make Near Term Impact on Impaired Water Bodies
February 28, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  Dr. Kenneth Hudnell, one of the foremost experts on harmful algal blooms, cyanobacteria, their toxins, and their effects on health and aquatic ecosystems is calling for a significant shift in government regulatory policy and remediation …

University at Buffalo Incubator Program Welcomes Seven New Companies in 2012
January 3, 2013 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Niagara Frontier Publications)  From algae-based renewable energy to a restaurant point-of-sale app, new incubator clients are developing or marketing a range of technologies
The University at Buffalo’s business incubators welcomed seven new tenants in 2012, including …

Japanese Group Plans to Employ OriginOil’s Algae Harvesting Systems at More Than 100 Sites
September 4, 2012 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Algae has the unique potential in Japan to both provide renewable fuels and help eliminate radioactive materials
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, announced today that …

Kudos to Chemtex
August 28, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In one of those interesting ironies of renewable fuels, Chemtex’s North Carolina proposed cellulosic ethanol project puts a sector of the hog industry rooting for the success of advanced …

Doe Run Plants Biofuel Crop as Test Program to Restore Mine Tailings Sites
August 8, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!/PRWeb)  The Doe Run Company is participating in a pilot project with MFA Oil Biomass LLC and Missouri University of Science and Technology to plant Miscanthus grass to help transform mine tailings sites into potential biofuel crop sites.
The Doe Run Company is participating …

Black Pearl Capital Partners Acquires Former Blackburn Paper Mill as it Continues Development of its UK Renewable Energy Parks
December 30, 2011 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Start of demolition works at the former chemical plant in Castleford
Black Pearl Capital Partners (“BPCP”) today announced that it has acquired a 118 acre infrastructure site near Blackburn, UK. The site which formerly operated …

Scientists to Grow Experimental Biofuel Grass at Chernobyl
May 19, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Monsters and Critics)  Scientists are to plant and harvest grass inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in an experiment to determine if biofuel can be safely produced in the region, an alternative-energy company said Monday.
PhotoFuels, a Belgian-Ukrainian …

Jamaica Looks at Castor Oil as a Biofuel
February 22, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  A $10.3 million research partnership agreement for a small scale biodiesel pilot project, using Jamaican oilseed bearing plants to produce fuel, was signed Friday February 11 between the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s …

Seaweed: The New Trend in Water Purification
January 4, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg.com)   Charles Yarish is, by his own definition, a seaweed enthusiast. Over his 35-year career, the Stamford professor of ecology and evolutionary biology has followed his marine algae instincts around the world, studying seaweeds’ relationships, their …

Grass Could Turn Toxic Waste into Energy
November 8, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Carl Holm  (ABC Science)  A team of Australian and Chinese scientists claims to have pioneered a method to decontaminate polluted land and provide an ecologically renewable energy resource in the process.
They say the secret lies …

Renewable Energy Development on Contaminated Lands June 3 Online
June 1, 2010 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(EUCI)  Closed industrial sites such as factories, smelters, foundries, steel mills, and landfills present substantial challenges in establishing new uses after remediation.  However, they also potentially present large, open land areas ripe for reuse.  Many …

Algae: A Mean, Green Cleaning Machine
May 12, 2010 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry  (USDA ARS)  …Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Walter Mulbry has been finding out there’s more to algae than just stringy masses that muck up streams and ponds. Though some scientists believe algae might …