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OriginOil finishes first phase of algae commercialization model

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. has finished phase one of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. DOE's Idaho National laboratory. The goal of the three-step agreement is to develop a process model for the commercial production of algae for biofuels. Phase one focused on developing a comprehensive mass-energy balance of OriginOil's proprietary algae production process, which includes a Helix Bio Reactor and live or single-step extraction, according to the company.READ MORE

Process technology provider aids Brazilian, cellulosic production

California-based process technology provider EdeniQ Inc. has announced additional partnerships with ethanol producers to implement the company's yield enhancement technology. EdeniQ has been conducting commercial trials of its Corn3 yield enhancement program for months and has several producers participating in the first phase of the program. The company recently expanded its list of production facilities utilizing the technology to include E Energy Adams LLC in Nebraska and Comanche Clean Energy, a Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol producer.READ MORE

Fibrowatt's poultry litter-fired power plant plans progress

Fibrowatt LLC has contracted renewable energy project designer Fagen Inc. to engineer, procure and construct one of the company's biomass power plants in North Carolina, and will possibly extend the contract to include two additional plants announced simultaneously in 2007. Fibrowatt brought its first 55-megawatt poultry-fired plant on line in Benson, Minn., in 2007, which is essentially the same size and scope as the South Carolina projects. In addition to poultry litter, Walmsley said the plants will be designed to utilize woody and agricultural biomass.READ MORE

Qteros, ACT collaborate on wastewater-to-ethanol process

Massachusetts-based Qteros and Israel-based Applied CleanTech have teamed up to provide a package solution for wastewater treatment plants to convert their municipal wastewater and sewage sludge into ethanol. Qteros' Q microbe, touted for its one-step cellulosic ethanol fermentation method, will supplement ACT's Sewage Recycling System to accomplish a high-yield waste-to-ethanol process that can be licensed to wastewater treatment plants, providing a potential revenue source.READ MORE

BioEnergy Technologies to build AD facilities

A new Sumter, S.C.,-based bioenergy company will design, build and possibly own and operate on-site anaerobic digestion systems at farms or food processing facilities that generate a large amount of biowaste and high-energy density waste, such as fats, oil and grease. Established this past summer, BioEnergy Technologies LLC will work with interested partners to convert agricultural and food waste into methane, for conversion into electricity and heat to be used at the facilities.READ MORE

Scotland's Tullis Russell to use biomass for heat, power

The signing of a multi-million-pound deal brings a paper mill in Scotland closer to using biomass for heat and power. A contract established between Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd. and RWE NPower means a 50-megawatt biomass power plant will supply energy for Tullis Russell's mill in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.READ MORE

Coskata to unveil semi-commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

Cellulosic ethanol company Coskata Inc. will officially unveil its demonstration plant next week in Madison, Pa., after a year and a half construction period. Coskata was founded in 2006 with funding from Khosla Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures and Great Point Ventures, and made a significant public debut in January 2008 when General Motors Corp. announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit it would invest an undisclosed amount of money in the company.READ MORE

Plasma gasification technology eliminates waste, creates power

A company based in Israel says it has developed a plasma gasification melting technology that transforms municipal solid waste into synthesis gas and products suitable for construction materials. The core of Environmental Energy Resources Ltd.'s technology was developed at the Kurchatov Institute in Russia, according to Liran Dor, chief technology officer and technical director, and has been used for more than a decade for the treatment of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste in Russia. It is also applicable to MSW, municipal effluent sludge, industrial waste and medical waste.READ MORE