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February 13, 2017

Texas A&M’s Oil Mill Operators short course set for April 2-4

BY Ron KotrbaThe Texas A&M oil mill operators short course will be held April 2-4 in College Station, Texas. Topics of interest to the biodiesel sector include maximizing oil recovery, new process technologies and greenhouse gas legislation. Registration is $150. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

PHYCO2, MSU make wastewater reusable through pure algae growth

BY PHYCO2 During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2's algae photobioreactor can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and cultivation. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Speak up and let your biodiesel expertise be known

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. biodiesel sector is coming off its greatest year yet and there are so many stories to tell. Consider telling yours by submitting a speaker abstract for the 2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 19-21 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Portuguese biodiesel firm develops new palm oil extraction tech

BY Ron KotrbaPortuguese biodiesel plant manufacturer IncBio has developed a new crude palm oil extraction technology that the company says can achieve an oil extraction rate of more than 25 percent, thereby increasing oil extraction by an additional 25 percent. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

BBI seeks biodiesel abstracts by Feb. 24 for annual event in June

BY Ron KotrbaEvent organizer and Biodiesel Magazine publisher BBI International is now accepting speaker abstracts for the 2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 19-21 in Minneapolis. Of particular interest is abstract submissions on biodiesel. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Syracuse researcher develops new medium to culture, harvest algae

BY Matt Wheeler Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate, developed a new medium, Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic, to culture and harvest algae. TAPP can transition from a solution to a gel through small variations in temperature. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

BDI to optimize American GreenFuels biodiesel plant in New Haven

BY Ron KotrbaBDI's latest biodiesel plant optimization work in the U.S. will occur on the East Coast at American GreenFuels LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolmar Americas Inc. Kolmar has contracted with BDI to modernize the New Haven, Connecticut-based plant. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

Biodiesel benefits 'global food system' as GHG profile improves

BY Ron KotrbaExperts discuss how, as the global population increases and affluence spreads, farming practices continue to improve, appetites change and surpluses of carbohydrates and fats naturally mean a consistently growing supply of biofuel feedstock. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

French, German farmers urge EU to keep 7 percent biofuel target

BY UFOP The future development of renewable energies does not have to compromise the existing rapeseed biodiesel industry, which also produces protein meal, but rather it should take into account its benefits while simultaneously promoting advanced biofuels. READ MORE