USDA, Navy, DOE efforts offer over $130 million for biofuels

For the first time in history, the USDA, U.S. DOE and the Navy will collaborate to make headway on developing the country's advanced drop-in biofuel industry, a strategy that involves over $130 million in new funding opportunities.
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Danish biorefining team unveils plan to boost biomass supply

A biorefining-focused collaboration between two Denmark universities has created a plan to increase the amount of available biomass in the region through "The Ten-Million-Tonne" vision.
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Bill proposes tax credits for industrial biomass thermal systems

A new bill proposed by three U.S. senators would establish a tiered corporate tax credit to cover the installation costs of biomass-fueled heating or cooling systems for commercial or industrial applications.
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Pond Biofuels awarded funds for algae pilot plant

The Canadian government has announced plans to invest nearly $1 million in an algae pilot facility under development by Pond Biofuels at the St. Marys Cement Inc. plant.
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Researchers design microbes that make biofuels without sugar

University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineer aims to create more sustainable, cost-effective processes for converting biomass into high-energy-density hydrocarbon fuels.
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Patriot Energy Services to purchase Maine biomass power plant

New York-based Patriot Energy Services LLC recently announced it has signed a contract to purchase the Greenville Steam Power Plant in Greenville, Maine.
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Green gasoline developer licenses ExxonMobil technology

The advanced biofuels and gasification technology developer Sundrop Fuels Inc. has added another energy giant to its list of partners. Through a licensing agreement, Sundrop Fuels will add a methane-to-gasoline process provided by Exxon Mobil Co.
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Bacteria protein discovery could free imprisoned plant sugars

A team of researchers from the U.S. DOE's BioEnergy Science Center has something to say about the role of thermophilic (heat-loving) bacteria strains and how the strains might help improve the process to break down plant walls to access sugars.
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