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Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, gasification specialist Red Rock Biofuels, and Edeniq, which makes cellulosic ethanol, were among 13 producers of alternative fuels best positioned to compete with cheap oil, according a report from Lux Research. How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil evaluated … Read more »

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California Companies Call Climate Change ‘Economic Opportunity’

California-based businesses that include Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy signed a Climate Declaration, a call to action that urges federal and state policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change. The Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) was launched last year by Ceres. Its business network has more … Read more »

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NREL Bioreactor Uncovers How to Get Maximum Fuel from Algae

A  bioeractor designed to simulate climate precise climates is helping a team of scientists find ideal locations for farms to produce algae for fuel. The Simulated Algal Growth Environment (SAGE) reactor, located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s campus in Golden, Colo., so precisely controls light, temperature and delivery of … Read more »

Sapphire Energy

$181 Million Available to Develop Biorefineries

The US Department of Agriculture has made available $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says the financing is intended to expand the number of commercial biorefineries in the US that are producing advanced biofuels from … Read more »

Sapphire Energy

DOE Invests $22 Million in Biofuels Projects

Hawaii Bioenergy and Sapphire Energy have each received $5 million investments from the Energy Department, part of some $22 million in new investments by the agency to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. The Energy Department has invested $16.5 million in … Read more »

Contract Wins: Smart & Final, Ecova, Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Sapphire Energy

Warehouse grocery store Smart & Final has expanded its range of services with Ecova, selecting the company to provide waste management services at about 150 grocery and foodservice stores. Ecova already provides energy management services to the grocer. As an independent third party, Ecova says it will help Smart & … Read more »