Bio-oil gasifier developed at Iowa State

Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a bio-oil gasifier that combines a stainless steel pressure vessel with silicon carbide-based reactor. The project is supported by grants from the U.S. DOE and Iowa Energy Center.
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Berkeley scientists convert sugars into diesel

A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, UC Berkeley scientists have discovered.
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CH4 Biogas partners with Campbell for Ohio plant

CH4 Biogas, has partnered with Campbell Soup for a biogas project in Ohio. CH4 designed, owns and operates the site, and will deploy a co-digestion technology supplied by Bigadan A/S. Construction of the Napoleon, Ohio-based project is underway.
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Packaging company to use algae-based resins in products

Algae-based bioplastic developer Algix LLC has entered the commercial packaging industry. The Georgia-based company will provide its bioresin formed from roughly 70 percent aquatic biomass, to Illinois-based Dordan Manufacturing Company Inc.
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Ohio State University wins grant for biogas research

Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has received a $6.5 million grant from the USDA and the U.S. DOE to test and expand a university-developed technology that can produce biogas from a variety of feedstocks.
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India gets cellulosic demonstration plant, new bioenergy plan

Praj Industries Ltd. is developing a 10 million liter (2.64 million gallon) cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in India. Praj's announcement came the same day that the India government announced a new five-year plan for biofuel development.
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USDA grant supports expansion of biomass heating market

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University was recently awarded a grant from the USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program to support research to expand the U.S. biomass home heating market.
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Amyris quarterly report highlights progress, achievements

Amyris Inc. has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2012. According to the company, it's farnesene facility in Brazil is in the final stages of commissioning. Commercial production is expected to commence in early 2013.
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Biomass, biofuels industries react to election results

Barack Obama has been elected to a second term as president of the U.S., prompting optimistic reactions from biomass and biofuels industries, even with the divided status of Congress remaining unchanged.
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Report: High potential for power plant conversion, cofiring in UK

U.K.-based business advisory firm Deloitte LLP has published an analysis that determines the biomass industry could contribute more than the 21 percent renewable energy by 2020 projected by the U.K. government.
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BioAmber, Faurecia and Mitsubishi collaborate on bioplastics

BioAmber Inc. will be the supplier of biobased succinic acid to a Faurecia-Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. partnership for the production of mass-produced biobased plastics for use in automotive interiors.
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Scientists propose new ILUC analysis method

A recent research paper proposes the use of a new method to calculate land use change, referred to as baseline time accounting. The paper was authored by Jesper Kloverpris of Novozymes and Steffen Mueller from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil

Michigan Engineering researchers can "pressure-cook" algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude. The process mimics the process in nature that forms fossil crude with marine organisms.
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Stoel Rives publishes legal guide on biorefineries

Stoel Rives LLP has published a new legal guide for the advanced biofuels and biochemical industries. The guide, titled "The Law of Biorefineries and Advanced Biofuels," is designed for entrepreneurs, investors, lenders and developers.
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Biomass Magazine releases new online biomass industry directory

Powered by Biomass Magazine, BBI International announced that it has released a new online biomass directory available to companies interested in connecting with the biomass industry. All companies are eligible for one free listing.
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