Biofuel
June 15, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark - China’s Shengquan Group is investing $100 million in a new groundbreaking facility with Novozymes, the world leader in bioinnovation, supplying the enabling enzyme technology.
June 8, 2012, Westbury, QB - Enerkem Inc. has announced the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury.
June 5, 2012, Trenton, ON - The Royal Canadian Air Force successfully flew a CC-130H Hercules aircraft using a semi-synthetic jet fuel on May 23, 2012 at 8 Wing Trenton.
June 5, 2012, West Lafayette, IN - A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting.
May 30, 2012 - Three new Centres of Excellence have been announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, during an event held at McGill highlighting biofuel development.
May 30, 2012, Blair, NE - Advanced biofuels took a $200 million step forward on the march toward commercialization today with the inauguration of Novozymes’ enzyme plant in Blair, Nebraska.
May 30, 2012, Jonkoping, Sweden - At the plenary session of World Bioenergy 2012, Harry Stokes from the USA was presented with the 2012 World Bioenergy Award for his work on renewable fuels in developing countries.
May 29, 2012, Washington, DC - The U.S. military is becoming a major player in biofuels and renewable energy markets according to U.S. Senator Mark Udall on the all-energy news and talk program Platts Energy Week.
May 23, 2012, Longmont, CO - Sundrop Fuels, Inc., a drop-in advanced biofuels company, has announced a partnership with technology and engineering supplier ThyssenKrupp Uhde for what will be the nation's first bona fide commercial "green gasoline" production facility.
May 17, 2012, Washington, DC - Infocast's The Next Generation Engines and Fuels Forum is the first major event that brings together the auto, oil & biofuels industries to tackle the challenges of the new CAFE and anticipated Tier 3 Standards.
May 9, 2012, Washington, DC - A group of companies have written to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and Appropriations Defense Subcommittees, asking them to support the Department of Defense’s commitment to accelerate production of American-made, advanced, “drop-in” biofuels for use in military jets, ships, and vehicles.
May 2, 2012, Toronto, ON - CORE BioFuel Inc. has announced that it has selected Technip to complete the construction engineering of their first wood to gasoline biorefinery.
Apr. 25, 2012, Washington, DC - Numerous groups involved in military and aviation biofuel production have drafted a letter to the US Department of Energy for funding to help launch an inter-agency project to aid in increasing production.
Apr. 24, 2012 - Chemrec has signed a cooperation agreement with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation to provide an integrated offering of Chemrec plants and gasification technology.
Apr. 18, 2012, Washington, DC - A top aide to President Obama told attendees of the Renewable Fuels Association’s Washington Legislative Forum that the administration is firmly in the corner of domestic renewable fuels.
Apr. 18, 2012, Des Plaines, IL - UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel will be used for the world’s first comprehensive test program using a new biofeedstock specifically designed for biofuel production.
Apr. 18, 2012, Des Plaines, IL - Gas Technology Institute hosted an open house at its new Pilot-Scale IH(2) Plant in Chicago, Illinois to demonstrate the successful efforts to broaden biomass-to-liquid hydrocarbon fuel conversion.
Mar. 28, 2012, Redwood City, CA - Codexis Inc. has been awarded a key patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering an important component of the company’s proprietary enzymatic technology that can be used for production of cellulosic biofuels.
Mar. 27, 2012 - Virent and Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, announce the successful conversion of cellulosic pine tree sugars to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels within the BIRD Energy project, a joint program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure and the BIRD Foundation.
Mar. 15, 2012, Hillsborough, NJ - Primus Green Energy Inc., developer of a proprietary process to produce gasoline and other fuels from biomass and/or natural gas, has announced it has completed its third round of funding with the recent $12 million investment by IC Green Energy Ltd.

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