Craig Venter close to creating synthetic life

Venter's quest to engineer algae to produce more oil than usual is also going well. "We've been able to increase photosynthesis threefold, meaning that we get three times as much energy per photon [of sunlight] as from natural algae," he says. ... Lees verder »

Purac acquires BIRD Engineering

Purac announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BIRD Engineering B.V. , the Netherlands. BIRD Engineering is a biotech contract research company, specifically in the field of industrial microbiology. BIRD has experience with v... Lees verder »

Neste Oil wants stable EU policy for biofuels research

Neste Oil’s Executive VP is calling for a stable biofuels research policy, saying that though the current Indirect Land Use Change proposal is not ideal, it must not later be superseded by later policy changes. The lack of consistency among... Lees verder »

Nestle chairman slams biofuels for raising food prices

In Germany, Nestle’s chairman continues to blame biofuels for rising food prices, saying at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin that blaming commodity speculation for the price rises was “completely wrong” and th... Lees verder »

Meer geld voor duurzaamheid

De overheid trekt volgend jaar meer geld uit voor ondernemers die aan de slag willen met het duurzaam opwekken van energie. Dit jaar was het budget nog 1,7 miljard euro, in 2013 wordt dat 3 miljard. Dat schrijft minister Kamp van Economische Zak... Lees verder »

EIA: Biofuels to account for 5.8% of liquid-fuels market by 2040

Biofuel use is projected to increase from 1.3 quadrillion BTUs in 2011 to 2.1 quadrillion BTUs in 2040, according to the Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook. Biofuels will account for 5.8% of overall liquid-fuel consumption ... Lees verder »

Propel Fuels and Solazyme roll out algae-based fuel in Bay Area

Propel Fuels and Solazyme have joined forces to introduce algae-based biodiesel at four filling stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming the first in the world to make the product commercially available. The algae-based fuel is sold at ab... Lees verder »

Veehouders willen ook algen produceren

Een aantal ondernemers (veehouders en loonwerkers) heeft zich aangemeld als praktijklocatie voor de verdere ontwikkeling van  ECOFERM! . Dit is een concept waarbij veehouderijbedrijven naast het hoofdproduct (vlees, vis, eieren) uit reststro... Lees verder »

Butamax lands biobutanol patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,273,558 ('558 patent). The innovative '558 patent technology provides a path to commercial production volumes of bio-isobutanol for the global biofuel and other markets. ... Lees verder »

Deutsche Shell calls for significant investment incentives for Second Generation Biofuels in EU

Deutsche Shell, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell, is calling for significant new incentives for investment in alternative biofuels following the EU's recent policy change which reduced targets for biofuels produced from food crops to 5 percent of tran... Lees verder »
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