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USDA invests $25 million in bioenergy research

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2013

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected four projects that will receive a total of $25

Strategic partnership formed to develop algae biofuels

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2012

Sapphire Energy will reportedly partner with the Institute for Systems Biology to bring systems biology solutions to the development of algae biofuels, an effort that is expected to significantly increase oil yield and improve resistance to crop predators and environmental factors

Primus Green Energy raises $12 million for demonstration plant

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2012

Biofuel company Primus Green Energy Inc. has completed a third round of funding by raising $12 million from IC Green Energy Ltd., the renewable energy arm of Israel Corp. Ltd

United Airlines flies first biofuel-powered U.S. commercial flight

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2011

A United Airline’s Boeing 737-800 has become the first American commercial passenger jet to fly using advanced biofuels, following by just four months its approval by international aviation regulators

ASTM International approval of renewable jet fuels leads to commercial trials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2011

After ASTM International approved the commercial use of biofuels for aviation, several carriers reportedly began commercial trials, mixing the renewable jet fuels, made from natural plant oils and animal fat, with conventional kerosene

G20 agriculture ministers sidestep biofuels issues in Paris

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2011

While the U.S. Congress is trying to balance the budget with cuts to programs subsidizing bio-based fuels and infrastructure, G20 agricultural ministers meeting in Paris to address a continuing global food supply crisis issued a declaration that failed to reach an accord on whether or how to cut or end biofuel subsidies

Commercial airlines receive preliminary approval to use bio-based fuel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • June 16 2011

The ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has reportedly given preliminary approval to the use by airlines of a new jet fuel that blends traditional fuel with biofuel from organic waste and inedible plants

USDA establishes 50,000 acres in midwest for biofuels crops

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will designate 50,000 acres in 39 contiguous Kansas and Missouri counties “for the production of dedicated feedstocks for bioenergy.”

Study claims algae could replace 17 percent of U.S. oil imports by 2022

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has released a study claiming that algae-derived oils could replace 17 percent of the nation's imported oil by 2022

Market study highlights key algae biofuel, biochemical success traits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2011

Emerging Markets Online recently released an algae study that "highlights why some algae companies will be winners and some will be losers bringing their product from pilot to commercial scale from 2011-2020.”