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    Video: Translogic visits Solazyme, finds algae diesel works well in VW Jetta TDI, navy ships
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    As we learned when we visited last fall, Solazyme is doing some interesting things in its South San Francisco lab. Now, our friends over at Translogic put together a video showing the algae-derived diesel being used in a Volkswagen Passat TDI – as well as getting burned by the US ...

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    USDA, DOE and U.S. Navy seek input to commercialize advanced drop-in biofuels
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    Advanced, drop-in biofuels seem to be all the rage. Perhaps that's why the United States Departments of Agriculture and Energy, along with the U.S. Navy, have announced the next step in creating a public-private partnership to develop and commercialize them. On August 30, the Secretaries of the ...

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    U.S. ready to invest up to $510 million in better biofuels
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    Obama Administration Efficiency Goals – click to enlarge
    No shortage of news from the Obama Administration regarding energy efficiency these days. Whether it's $50 million for better solar, the first-ever heavy-duty truck efficiency standards or millions for hydrogen research, work most ...

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    F-22 Raptor hits supersonic speeds on synthetic biofuel
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    On March 18th, an F-22 Raptor took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Raptor hit supersonic speeds on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 (jet propellant 8) and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like plant. Jeff Braun, director of the alternative fuels ...

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    BioJet receives $1.2B to fund renewable aviation fuel projects
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    BioJet International Ltd. has received a whopping $1.2 billion of financial backing from Equity Partners Fund SPC. The massive amount of capital will allow BioJet, an international supplier of renewable aviation fuels, to fund its biofuel development and launch projects aimed at expanding the use ...

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    Passenger aircraft takes to the skies burning 100-percent synthetic fuel; a world's first
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    Flying from Lanseria Airport in Gauteng to Cape Town, Africa, a distance of about 865 miles, would appear to be no extraordinary feat. That is, unless the passenger aircraft, a Boeing 737, flew the distance while burning nothing but 100-percent synthetic jet fuel. Then the trip would not only be ...

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    Airbus completes world first GTL-powered flight
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    The aircraft industry is feeling the heat when it comes to their emissions just as the automakers are. In an effort to reduce air travel's carbon footprint, Airbus is testing a new type of aircraft fuel called GTL, which is a liquid fuel made from natural gas. Natural gas emits the least amount of ...

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    More coal to liquid fuels research from Penn State
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    Penn State University has really been on a green roll these last few days, getting three stories featured on our site. One had to do with a novel way to extract hydrogen from water using nanotechnology and sunlight and the second had to do with using coal and papermaking waste to make a liquid ...

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    Halophyte-derived biofuels may be capable of powering aircraft
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    Dennis Bushnell is the chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia, so what he says should probably be given some credence. Bushnell is saying that we could be powering aircraft with biomass from saltwater plants, or halophytes, grown in the desert. Bushnell said, "This is ...

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    Using micro algae for jet fuel
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    Ethanol and biodiesel both have great characteristics for vehicle transport, but what do you use if you want a renewable jet fuel? Biodiesel does not have the extremely low temperature performance for high altitude flight and ethanol is not dense enough and contains only around half the energy ...

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