Austrailians to Make Algae Biodiesel from Coal Plant Emissions (and other news)

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    Austrailians to Make Algae Biodiesel from Coal Plant Emissions (and other news)

    Venture to make algae fuel from coal plant emissions

    Two Australian firms have established a joint venture that intends to use emissions from coal power plants to grow algae that can be used as fuel.

    Linc Energy and Bio Clean Coal announced the creation of the company last week and said they would spend $1 million over the next year to build a prototype bioreactor.

    The bioreactor will be designed to grow algae, using the carbon dioxide produced from processing coal for electricity as "food." That process should dramatically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal, the company said.

    The dried algae could be burned for power generation, turned into biodiesel or fertilizer, the company told GreenTech Media.

    Cambridge, Mass.-based GreenFuel Technologies has also developed a bioreactor that uses power plant pollution to grow algae. The company had to suspend its pilot project with an Arizona utility earlier this year because it grew more algae than it could harvest.
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    Re: Austrailian Venture to Make Algae Biodiesel from Coal Plant Emissions

    Oregon Company Building Mega Biodiesel/Ethanol Plant
    Half Billion Dollars In Investment -- 600 Permanent Jobs
    The developer of a proposed biorefinery at Stanfield has signed a $504 million funding proposal with a European firm for the project's first three phases.
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    In January, Doughty told the Stanfield City Council work on the $220-million Phase I probably would not begin until 2008. Construction on the 96-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel plant, the 120-million-gallon ethanol plant and a feed mill should take 16 months, he said.

    Phases II and III involve additional businesses that would process the byproducts from the ethanol and biodiesel plants. At completion by 2010, Doughty said, the Inland Pacific Energy Center could involve 17-18 companies employing up to 600 people.

    As Maytag Moves to Mexico, Wind Turbine Company Brings 500 Jobs To Iowa
    TPI Composites of Warren, R.I., will establish a 500-employee factory in Newton, where the town’s largest employer, the former Maytag factory and headquarters, is winding down operations.
    TPI announced at a news conference this afternoon it had chosen Newton as the site for the factory, which will produce blades for wind-turbine electrical generators.

    TPI will begin construction next week on a 316,000-square-foot wind turbine blade factory.

    The plant will make blades for General Electric Energy’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines.
    Biodiesel Company Brings $2.1 Million In Investment and 15 Permanent Jobs to Michigan
    American Workers Will Produce 20 Million Gallons Of American Biodiesel Per Year
    WARREN -- Despite the snow-covered streets, Macomb County will look a little green in January with the launch of its first biodiesel firm.
    The start-up venture, The Power Alternative, will begin processing soybean and canola oils and white grease in a limited capacity next year at its newly leased Warren facility on Romano Street.
    The biodiesel firm will have capacity to produce 20 million gallons per year, President Jim Padilla said.
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    The company plans a $2.1 million investment on building improvement and will also be creating 15 jobs within two years.
    "Alternative fuels have become really a critical endeavor for government as far as promoting new business," he said. "We're all aware of our overdependence on traditional oil products and alternative fuels are a means of both improving our environment and taking advantage of the latest technology in transportation."
    Massachusetts Company Investing $50 Million Dollars In Biodiesel Plant
    30 Americans Will Produce 50 Million Gallons of American Biodiesel Per Year
    PITTSFIELD — A biodiesel production company, with plans to convert refined vegetable oil into 50 million gallons of fuel each year, has received a $450,000 grant for engineering and development costs at the Hubbard Avenue industrial property it leases from Crane & Co.
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    The company's president, Garth Klimchuk, said in an e-mail recently that plans for a September 2007 groundbreaking were unrealistic because permitting for the $50 million project is taking longer than expected.
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    Berkshire Biodiesel is backed by a New York-based investment firm, NorthWinds Renewables LLC. The company will lease the former Beloit manufacturing property at 448 Hubbard Ave., a 45,000-square-foot facility. About 30 permanent jobs would result.
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    Re: Austrailians to Make Algae Biodiesel from Coal Plant Emissions (and other news)

    Technological success has changed the life of everyone in the world and it has also changed the way coal mining companies explore and market coal. High-tech and safe exploitation and usage of coal is the demand of the 21st century.

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