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June 25, 2012

Gevo and BioFuel Energy Announce Collaboration

Gevo Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, today announced progress under a collaboration with BioFuel Energy Corp. to explore high-volume production of isobutanol. READ MORE

June 21, 2012

Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels. READ MORE

June 20, 2012

Gevo v. Butamax: Judge denies injunction request

A district judge has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC's preliminary injunction request against competing butanol technology developer Gevo Inc. Butamax plans to appeal the decision. READ MORE

June 20, 2012

Azul conducts demonstration flight with Amyris biobased jet fuel

Azul Brazilian Airlines, in partnership with Amyris Inc., Embraer and GE made a demonstration flight June 19 using an innovative, renewable jet fuel produced from Brazilian sugarcane in a Embraer E195 jet, which flew over the site of Rio+20 event. READ MORE

June 20, 2012

New website debunks renewable energy myths

The American Council on Renewable Energy has launched a new website designed to address the imbalance in America's debate over clean and renewable energy. The Energy Fact Check website allows visitors to learn the truth about renewable energy READ MORE

June 18, 2012

Myriant selected for $25 million USDA B&I loan guarantee award

Myriant Corp. announced today it closed a $25 million private bond placement for the construction of its flagship commercial bio-succinic acid plant located in Lake Providence, La. under the SDA B&I Rural Development Loan Guarantee Program. READ MORE

June 15, 2012

BioTork announces collaboration with BASF

BioTork LLC announces collaboration with BASF to optimize certain microbial strains for the industrial production of bio-based polymers and green chemicals. The financial terms of the partnership have not been disclosed. READ MORE

June 12, 2012

Oil industry files second lawsuit over RFS mandates

The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Western States Petroleum Association filed a lawsuit June 11 challenging the U.S. EPA’s 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate as part of the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

June 12, 2012

Sapphire Energy names scientific advisory board

Sapphire Energy Inc. has welcomed new members to its Scientific Advisory Board as the company readies its first algae-to-energy commercial demonstration facility. READ MORE

June 07, 2012

Enerkem begins ethanol production from waste at Quebec demo plant

Enerkem Inc. announced the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Quebec. This pioneering facility was built in phases, in line with the three main steps of Enerkem's process. READ MORE