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October 29, 2012 – Phase two of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District air quality rules for dairies, known as Rule 4750, is beginning to take effect. For those dairies in the 500 to 1,000-cow category, there are monthly dairy compliance checklist requirements. For those dairies over 1,000…
September 21, 2012, Maria Stein, OH – Ag officials in Ohio hope results from manure settling tank tests prove it’s economically feasible to transport liquid hog waste out of the Grand Lake Watershed. Three, 250-gallon tanks containing liquid hog manure were set up at the Ted Heitkamp farm near Maria…
Aug. 22, 2012, Franklinton, NC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $99 million partnership with Chemtex to support construction of a new advanced biofuels plant in the United States. The plant is expected to be located in Sampson County, North Carolina and produce 20 million gallons per…
Aug. 22, 2012, Houston, TX - Brazilian sugarcane imports and domestic biodiesel production will help meet federal renewable fuel requirements, even if non-food ethanol cannot, US regulators argued in court documents filed this week. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defended its 8.65mn USG volume requirement for cellulosic ethanol blending…
Aug. 21, 2012, Philadelphia, PA - A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices, the developers reported. It was part of the 244thNational Meeting &…
Aug. 17, 2012, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Minneapolis, MN; Copenhagen, Denmark - BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Presently, acrylic acid is produced by the oxidation of propylene derived from the refining of crude oil. BASF – The Chemical…
Aug. 13, 2012, Miami, FL - BioNitrogen Corporation, a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase biomass from a 40-acre parcel of land in Hardee County, Florida. The biomass consists of tree…
Aug. 8, 2012 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, LLC to finance development of a ground-breaking facility to convert municipal solid waste into advanced biofuels. The project will help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, relieve pressure on existing…
Jul. 30, 2012 - Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have been able to create a biofuel process that produces energy at more than 20 times the rate of current methods. Gemma Reguera, a microbiologist and a co-author of the study, says that the trick is that they are using…
Jul. 30, 2012, Atlanta, GA - In the ongoing search for cleaner, renewable energy sources, biofuels derived from trees, shrubs and grasses have emerged as a strong candidate. But creating the next generation's energy source is not as simple as growing a few crops; extensive research is required to ensure…
Jul. 25, 2012, Washington, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to enhance U.S. energy security, reduce America's reliance on imported oil and leverage our domestic energy supply, while also supporting rural economies, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy today announced a $41 million investment…
Jul. 24, 2012, London, UK - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has singled out global biofuel production as the leading cause behind the latest surge in worldwide feed and food grain prices. According to the IFIF, increasing competition for feed and food grains and oil seeds from an expanding…
Jul. 23, 2012, Cape Girardeau, MO - The Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University today held a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus. Southeast has identified a five-acre plot in its working farm behind the Sikeston campus at 2401 N.…
Jul. 20, 2012, Nashville, TN - PHG Energy, a Tennessee-based alternative energy company, announced an agreement with the city of Covington, Tenn., to convert waste to energy using PHG's downdraft biomass gasification equipment and technology. The environmentally friendly system converts a wide range of waste materials or renewable biomass to…
Jul. 19, 2012, Waltham, MA - Harvest Power, a leader in maximizing the value of organic materials, today announced a $15 million extension to its Series C financing round. Piper Jaffray led the extension with Tur Partners and Industry Ventures also participating, bringing Harvest's Series C capital-raise to $125 million…

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