Aurora Algae secures full payment of $2 million grant

On Sept. 27, Aurora Algae announced the successful completion of requirements for a $2 million grant awarded by Australian government. The Low Emissions Energy Development grant has been used to advance Aurora Algae's demonstration facility.
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Dyadic, SEKAB: Enzyme research project concludes in Sweden

A research project at a demonstration plant in Sweden has concluded, successfully verifying an enzyme for use in the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals.The enzyme is AlternaFuel CMAX, a trademarked product of Dyadic International Inc.
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NREL produces ethylene via photosynthesis

Scientists at the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made.
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NSF awards $12 million to Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University has made significant progress over its initial four years, and the NSF is giving the center three additional years and $12 million.
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Project Thunderbird to develop biojet projects in Western U.S.

Aviation biofuel project development company Biojet has partnered with the Council of Energy Resource Tribes to produce bioenergy on tribal land. The partnership could produce roughly $3 billion in revenue, according to Biojet.
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New Fuels America coalition launches campaign to defend RFS

The advanced biofuels community is taking the threat seriously of a possible waiver or opening the renewable fuel standard for amendment. A new coalition, Fuels America, has been announced along with the launching of a new advertising campaign.
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Qteros equipment to be auctioned off

Production equipment, lab equipment and other office furnishings and equipment owned by Massachusetts-based Qteros Inc. is set to be auctioned off on Sept. 28. The public auction is being handled by auctioneer and appraisal firm Aaron Posnik & Co.
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Innovente to build second organic waste-to-power plant in Canada

Organic waste-to-power developer Innovente Inc. is adding a second renewable power production facility to its portfolio. After securing a power purchase agreement for 8.8 MW with Hydro-Quebec, the company will build a facility in Trois-Rivieres.
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Renmatix opens new research and development facility

Cellulosic sugar manufacturer Renmatix Inc. has opened a new research and development center at its headquarters in King of Prussia, Pa. The facility will enable the company to expand its scope and investigate the use of additional feedstocks.
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Algae industry counseled on sustainability objectives

The algae industry's ambition to build a global industry that is fundamentally sustainable, safe and responsible was the chief topic of discussion on day two of the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit in Denver.
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Maverick Biofuels, Enerjetik sign joint development agreement

Maverick Biofuels, an advanced biofuels and chemical technology company, and Enerjetik LLC, a manufacturer of advanced gasification technology, have entered into a joint technology development agreement to design and build a pilot-scale facility.
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EPA Green Power Leadership Award recognizes landfill gas project

The U.S. EPA has presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. was recognized under the on-site generation category for its biogas project, a 6.5 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system located in Atlanta.
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Lux Research: On-site power generation needs cost reductions

On-site generation needs more than sustainability goals in order to expand from a niche play and grow into a large market. It needs better economics, with capital expenditure reductions being the most promising catalyst, according to Lux Research.
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Algae Biomass Summit: Producers say commercialization is close

Small American companies are directing the global algae industry's commercialization approach. With Big Oil, Big Food and big money behind them, U.S. algae startups continue to scale up, build out, and tap into the infrastructure of industrial hosts.
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Congress fails to pass farm bill before adjourning, clock ticking

With Congress adjourned, fears that a 2012 farm bill wouldn't pass before the Sept. 30 deadline have now become a reality. Although there's no guarantee, lawmakers could still get it done after Election Day, commonly called the lame duck session.
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Presidential candidates respond to AFBF questionnaire

During each presidential campaign, the American Farm Bureau Federation asks the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees to address issues that concern the farming and ranching communities. Responses to this year's questions are now available.
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Eni announces plan to retrofit refinery for biofuel production

On Sept. 21, Eni S.p.A. met local and national institutions as well as trade unions to explain the Green Refinery process which will lead to the conversion of the Venice Refinery into a "biorefinery," producing innovative and high quality biofuels.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America

December 11-13, 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri



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