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New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

September 28, 2016 |

In New York state, the city of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation Sept. 28 that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable biodiesel. The bill, which was passed Sept. 28 by a 47-3 vote and is expected […]

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NBB teams with more than 50 industry groups to extend biodiesel tax credit

NBB teams with more than 50 industry groups to extend biodiesel tax credit

September 26, 2016 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board along with more than 50 industry groups have sent a letter to lawmakers in order to get them to vote in favor of extending the biodiesel tax credit that expires at the end of the year. If it expires, it would be the fifth time in eight years the […]

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Breakthrough in biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice reaches commercial-scale, with signature advances in cost-reduction, feedstock flexibility

Breakthrough in biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice reaches commercial-scale, with signature advances in cost-reduction, feedstock flexibility

September 22, 2016 |

The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern Nebraska, with the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, which is and the first commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative ENSEL technology. ENSEL technology is capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and […]

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Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

September 21, 2016 |

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corp has received certification of its biodiesel from the Zambia Bureau of Standards demonstrating that the fuel meets domestic and international standards. The company sought approval as far back as January with inspections taking place in March, though the sign off from the agency only came last week. The company […]

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Missouri governor axes funding to pay off Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund debt

Missouri governor axes funding to pay off Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund debt

September 20, 2016 |

In Missouri, the governor has cut the state budget including funds intended to pay down the $9.6 million debt of the state’s Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. The legislature voted to pay the debt during the spring session but his budget cuts over the summer and last week backtracked those efforts, the third time he […]

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Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

September 19, 2016 |

In Virginia, NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018. The tax credit is set to expire at the end of […]

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General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

September 19, 2016 |

In Luxembourg, the General Court of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s antidumping duties against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imposed in 2013 in a far reaching trade ruling that experts believe will even impact trade relations with China, who the EU believes to be dumping manufactured products such as steel. The Argentina Chamber […]

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Coastal Energy says it can make biodiesel better with enzyme cocktail

Coastal Energy says it can make biodiesel better with enzyme cocktail

September 15, 2016 |

In Maine, Coastal Energy is experimenting with proprietary mixtures of four to five enzymes available commercially to improve efficiencies in biodiesel production from UCO. They say they have achieved to create an enzyme-driven process that can produce biodiesel at low temperatures, reducing energy costs to make it more cost effective. Their current installation can produce […]

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ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, the ICCT has hit out hard at Indonesia’s plan to boost its biofuel blending policy, showing analysis that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with land use change far outweigh any potential GHG emissions reductions that the biodiesel as such would create. In fact, it says the B30 planned for 2020 would boost carbon […]

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New Purdue research shows GHG emissions of soybean biodiesel better than previously thought

New Purdue research shows GHG emissions of soybean biodiesel better than previously thought

September 15, 2016 |

In Georgia, biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted Sept. 14 by the U.S. DOE in Macon, Georgia. The workshop examined the sustainability of feedstocks like soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel […]

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