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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…
Jul. 18, 2012 - Finding renewable and economic sources of energy are one of the most important concerns for the continuation of the human species. New research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels, has produced a novel strain of yeast with improved xylose tolerance and metabolism,…
Jul. 17, 2012, Jupiter, FL - Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic"), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, today unveiled its latest biofuels enzyme advancement, AlternaFuel CMAX3. This next generation product…
Jul. 12, 2012, Washington, DC - US lawmakers today pressed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue reforms aimed at shoring up confidence in the fraud-wracked biodiesel market by the end of this year, knowing that a legislative fix will be a political challenge during election season. The EPA, which…
Jul. 11, 2012, East Lansing, MI - A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces energy more than 20 times higher than existing methods. The results, published in the current issue of Environmental Science and Technology, showcase a novel way to use microbes to produce biofuel…
Jul. 10, 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Companies and individuals who are driving innovation and commercialization in the next generation of Brazilian biofuels and biomass power generation will meet to address industry trends, barriers to success, and near and long term opportunities as part of the upcoming World Biofuels Markets…
June 29, 2012 - A new study - which includes the first large-scale comparison of fungi that cause rot decay - suggests that the evolution of a type of fungi known as white rot may have brought an end to a 60-million-year-long period of coal deposition known as the Carboniferous…
June 29, 2012, Minneapolis, MN - University of Minnesota engineering researchers are leading an international team that has made a major breakthrough in developing a catalyst used during chemical reactions in the production of gasoline, plastics, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost-savings…
June 20, 2012, Englewood, CO - Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, signed a collaborative agreement with the intent to site a cellulosic biomass isobutanol facility in Southeast Asia. Gevo's President and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Ryan, signed the collaborative agreement with representatives from the Malaysian…

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