The 40 Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-based Products
Novozymes #1; US Navy close behind; Ceres, Waste Management, DOE make top 5; complete Hot 40 list, plus 16 category winners.
In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced the 40 Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-based Products, as voted by the subscribers and invited international selectors of the Digest.
The complete Hot 40 list is here.
The complete list of category winners - 16 in all - is here.
Who won? How did your favorite partners fare? All the juicy details await you at biofuelsdigest.com.
In California, "Financing large projects that include biodiesel processors [are]...attracting a new type of predator with clever tricks to fraudulently divert investment revenue streams to him," writes Digest contributor Peter Brown in a new article appearing in Biodiesel magazine. The article looks in depth at frauds and scams in biodiesel financing, including a recent case of escrow money swiped by an attorney.
In Washington, the Energy Information Administration said that US ethanol production averaged 38.64 million gallons per day, up 672,000 gallons per day, and that the four-week average ethanol production rose to 38.282 million gallons per day.
In Missouri, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands will increase conversion of its airport shuttle buses to 20 percent biodiesel (B20) and are exploring other clean fuel options for its buses. The company has converted its fleet of buses to biodiesel in more than 50 North American markets. Overall, more than 70 percent of its buses now run on biodiesel,
In the UK, Royal Navy Rear Adm. Neil A. Morisetti, the UK's climate and energy security adviser, visited the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate at Wright-Patterson with former US Air Combat Command chief Gen. Ronald E. Keys. Morisetti called on the US and UK to collaborate more closely on the development of strategic high-performance biofuels.
In Brazil, CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes will be hosting a side event at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit. The two companies established an innovative food and energy business in Mozambique that delivers urban households an affordable ethanol-based cooking alternative to charcoal.
In India, the Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel has lately thrown its weight behind R&D on castor beans, saying that the castor, as a companion crop, can double returns and yields for farmers, with castor bean acting as a cover crop, as well as producing a high-value renewable oil.
Renewable Chemicals and Materials
Top Tweets - the Voices of Biofuels
CaterComRox: #Biofuels likely a "game changer"for military, commercial aviation
GreatPlainsInst: Diverse Coalition Calls for Maintaining Key Biofuels Policies
GlobalEcoGuy: Globally, ~60% of crop production is fed to people, 35% to animals, and 5% to biofuels. In Midwest ~15% of crop fed to people.
tovatech: Squeezing All the Ethanol You Can Get from Wood
On the Move
The Biofuels Digest Index™ (BDI), a basket of public biofuels stocks, jumped 1.17 percent to 63.32 on a general renewables advance. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) recovered 4.00 percent to $2.60, while Gevo advanced 4.17 percent to $5.99. Among other equities, KiOR (KIOR) climbed 3.24 percent to $7.01. Overall, advances led declines 7 to 1 for the day.
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