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USDA, DOE announce funding to support bioenergy feedstock development By CTBR Staff Writer
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have awarded $12.6m in funding to 10 projects to improve plant feedstocks for bioenergy production.
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Researchers engineer microbes to directly convert biomass to biofuel By CTBR Staff Writer
Researchers at the University of Georgia in the US have engineered the thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii to directly convert biomass to biofuel.
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Algenol develops Direct to Ethanol technology
By CTBR Staff Writer
Algenol has developed Direct to Ethanol technology, which allows the production of four important fuels for about $1.27 per gallon.
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Opcon wins bioenergy contract in UK
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Sweden-based energy and environmental technology group Opcon has secured a bioenergy contract worth SEK35m ($5.38m) for Saxlund Bioenergy’s fuel handling and biomass combustion technology in the UK.
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Vireol selects Murex to market ethanol in Virginia, US
By CTBR Staff Writer
US-based Vireol Bio Energy (Vireol) has signed a marketing agreement with Murex for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia.
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Technip wins EPC contract for Cargill’s ethanol plant
By CTBR Staff Writer
France-based Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the core process units of Cargill’s new ethanol production plant in Barby, Germany.
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LEC to partner with M Energy to restart biodiesel plant in Darwin Australia
By CTBR Staff Writer
Lignol Energy announced the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between M Energy and LEC establishing the framework by which the two companies will work together to restart LEC's 140 million litre per year biodiesel plant and incorporate M Energy's proprietary pre-treatment technology.
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LEC announces feedstock supply and biodiesel marketing JV with Milio
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Lignol Energy announced the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Milio International and LEC's subsidiary, Territory Biofuels (TBF), for the development of a joint venture (JV).
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Renewable Energy Group enters petroleum distribution with REG Energy Services
By CTBR Staff Writer
Renewable Energy Group announced that it has launched a new division that will sell petroleum-based heating oil and diesel fuel, and enable the company to offer more biofuel blends.
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Renewable Energy breaks ground on $13.2m upgrade to Newton biorefinery
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Renewable Energy Group broke ground on a $13.2m improvement project at its Newton biodiesel refinery that will increase the plant’s ability to produce an even higher purity biodiesel from a wider array of raw materials.
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Aemetis commissions biodiesel distillation unit at Indian facility
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US-based Aemetis has upgraded its 50 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel and refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada, India, by adding a new biodiesel distillation unit.
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Evonik opens new plant for catalysts used in biodiesel production in Argentina
Germany-based Evonik Industries started up a new plant for manufacturing biodiesel-production catalysts in Argentina.
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