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Solazyme's Algae Biofuel Pilot Trial Program with Propel Marks Success

Propel Fuels and Solazyme have announced the results of their pilot retail program and over the 30 days consumers were given a choice to purchase biofuels produced from algae, they chose the algal-based biofuel. In a survey of users, consumers said they prefer its environmental benefits compared to conventional fuels; would purchase more of it if it was widely available and would even pay a premium for it. The pilot program, which marked the first commercial availability of algal derived fuels, offered SoladieselBD in a B20 blend (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent diesel) to consumers through Propel’s Clean Fuel Points in Redwood City, San Jose, Berkeley, and Oakland.

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Thu March 07 2013 10:59:36 AM by SindhujaRamar Propel  |  B20  |  solazyme  |  biodiesel  |  algae

BioProcess Algae starts scaling up algae production-

BioProcess Algae is close to finishing its phase II scale up of algae production and will soon be able to supply products to the food and feed industry.


Mon August 01 2011 11:11:53 AM by SindhujaRamar

Biobased Chem Asia @ Shanghai,China

CMT unveils an exclusive white paper on “Biobased Chemicals: Technology, Economics and Markets; produced in collaboration with Dr Bhima Vijayendran, Senior Research Leader & Chief Research Officer at Battelle.

To be held on 14-15 April 2011 in Shanghai, China, CMT’s BiobasedChemAsia is a comprehensive networking platform for global companies involved in bio based chemical products.


As a forerunner to the BiobasedChemAsia summit, CMT has collaborated with Dr Bhima Vijayendran, Senior Research Leader & Chief Research Officer at Battelle to  release the exclusive “Biobased Chemicals: Technology, Economics and Markets” white paper. The paper analyses the prospects and challenges of a bio based chemical business.


The paper elaborates on the 3 waves of bio based products and explains the different status of each wave of products. Be it new biorefinery model or conversion technologies or feedstocks, the paper discusses all aspect of the bio products business.


It also asserts that challenges will be significant and involve a myriad of problems concerning technology, financing, value addition, as well as feedstocks generation. It stresses the need for sustained R&D investment and development of a reliable supply chain structure.


Besides highlighting key developments in each of the 3 phases the paper also delves into opportunities and challenges from a technological and commercial perspective.


The “Biobased Chemicals: Technology, Economics and Markets” paper is written for the benefit of producers, investors, feedstock suppliers, financial institutions and other key stakeholders in the bio based value chain.


The 18 paged paper is currently available as a complimentary download at this web link: http://www.cmtevents.com/eventposts.aspx?feedid=1085&ev=110416&


About BiobasedChemAsia

To be held on 14 – 15 April in Shanghai, China, this is a 2-day conference dedicated to charting the growth and development of next generation chemical building blocks like bio succinic acid, lactic acid, levulinic acid, furanic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid and etc. It will spotlight on existing biobased chemical projects in Asia, as well as showcase prospects and progress of upcoming ones. Other major topic highlights at this inaugural event include; Feedstock availability, Advances in conversion technologies plus the Economics, Business Model and New Supply Chain Development of Biobased Chemical Production.

Visit http://www.cmtevents.com/?ev=110416&pg=sc& to access the program agenda.


Mon March 21 2011 01:26:19 PM by SindhujaRamar 7 Biobased chemicals