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Solegear closes financing, begins trading on TSX Venture Exchange

BY Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. Found In:ChemicalsSolegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange at market open on March 31. In conjunction with the listing, Solegear also announced it completed a $4.2 million financing round. READ MORE

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BETO deputy director publishes commentary on algae development

BY U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy Technologies Office Deputy Director Valerie Sarisky-Reed's commentary, "Algal Progress Report," was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. READ MORE

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New yeast strain to enhance biofuel, biochemical production

BY The University of Texas at Austin Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production. READ MORE

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CRI licenses IH2 technology to forest products company

BY CRI Catalyst Co. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA global forest products company headquartered in Northern Europe has entered into an FEL-1 license agreement with CRI Catalyst Co. IH2 technology is a thermal catalytic process that produces liquid fuels from forest biomass and other resources. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

BY Air Liquide Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsConducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

Metabolix reports PHA biopolymer expansion in year-end results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:ChemicalsMetabolix Inc. has announced financial results for the three months and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting that in late 2014 the company decided to significantly increase the pilot production capacity for Mirel polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress. READ MORE