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Gevo licenses iosbutanol technology to Praj Industries

12:58 PM MDT | March 24, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a Gevo licensee for the production of renewable isobutanol in sugar-based...


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UPM commissions biorefinery in Finland

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Evogene signs castor bean collaboration deal with Brazilian agribusiness firm

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CropEnergies pauses bioethanol production at UK site, citing low prices, euro weakness

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EEA report: Increasing use of renewable energy results in falling carbon emissions in Europe

The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could have been 7% higher in 2012 than...

Irena: renewable energy can fuel India's economic growth

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of the lowest development costs for renewable energy technologies...

US researchers find potentially faster, cheaper way to produce cellulosic bioethanol

Biologists at Indiana University (IU; Bloomington) believe they have found a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen (N2) gas, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers, the university says. An IU...

Greenenergy acquires biodiesel manufacturing facility in UK

Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's manufacturing assets gives Greenergy additional biodiesel production capacity...

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