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Formidable Fungal Force Counters Biofuel Plant Pathogens

Fungi play significant ecological and economic roles - they can break down organic matter, cause devastating agricultural blights, enter into symbiotic relationships to protect and nourish plants, or offer a tasty repast.

INEOS Bio Receives $75 Million USDA Loan to Turn Waste into Biofuel

Today INEOS Bio and its joint venture partner, New Planet Energy, announced they have received a conditional commitment for a $75 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program.

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Process for Live Algae Oil Extraction

OriginOil, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced that it has succeeded in extracting algae oil on a continuous basis without cell sacrifice.

ExxonMobil to Launch Biofuels Program

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today an alliance with leading biotech company, Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI), to research and develop next generation biofuels5 from photosynthetic algae.

Dow Announces Plan to Build and Operate a Pilot-Scale Algae-based Integrated Biorefinery with Algenol Biofuels

The Dow Chemical Company announced today that it plans to work with Algenol Biofuels to build and operate a pilot-scale algae-based integrated biorefinery that will convert CO2 into ethanol.

Mascoma Announces Major Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Breakthrough

Mascoma Corporation today announced that the company has made major research advances in consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, a low-cost processing strategy for production of biofuels from cellulosic biomass.

Prize Capital Announces Due Diligence Phase for $10 Million Algae Fuel Prize

Prize Capital, LLC today announced the due diligence phase, covering final planning, rules development and schedule for a proposed $10 million Algae Fuel Prize focused on spurring the development of radically advanced fuels from algae.

VW Makes Clean Diesel Racing Even Greener With B5 Biodiesel

After first introducing its clean diesel technology on the race track in 2008, Volkswagen of America announced it will use B5 biodiesel to power its race cars, transport vehicles and generators during the 2009 Jetta TDI Cup season.

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