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EFSA refines Declarations of Interest rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 8 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has revised the rules governing "Declarations of Interest" as part of its ongoing effort to increase


Macro-algae attracting millions in government and industry financing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

According to news reports, macro-algae, or seaweed, is being viewed by major investors as a better source of sugars for ethanol, biofuels, biochemicals, and biopolymers than land-based crops, because it grows faster, has a higher sugar content, absorbs more airborne carbon, and can be harvested up to six times each year


62 countries have biofuel targets; algae-based crude closer to U.S. market
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global, USA
  • January 9 2014

According to the Biofuel Digest's annual review of global biofuel mandates and targets, 62 countries either have such goals in place or under


FDA, NOAA enhance efforts to ensure safety of seafood in Gulf of Mexico
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced joint efforts to secure the safety of Gulf of Mexico seafood in the wake of the April 20, 2010, oil spill


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


Biofuel developer secures $19.4 million for production facility
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2013

Biofuel technology developer Cool Planet Energy Systems has raised $19.4 million in the second closing of a Series D financing round, bringing the


United States leads world in advanced biofuel ventures
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global, USA
  • October 31 2013

Navigant Research reports in "Advanced Biofuels Country Rankings" that the United States is currently home to some two-thirds of the world's advanced


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