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Downstate New York to introduce biodiesel obligation for heating oil

Downstate New York to introduce biodiesel obligation for heating oil

June 27, 2017 |

In New York, downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as national leaders in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil, a product called Bioheat fuel.   Legislation passed yesterday by Assemblyman Steve Englebright (A.6954-A) and Senator Phil Boyle (S.B5422-A) would expand the state’s commitment to […]

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Florida’s new high-speed intercity rail chooses biodiesel

Florida’s new high-speed intercity rail chooses biodiesel

June 27, 2017 |

In Florida, the new South Florida high-speed inter-city rail service Brightline will be utilizing biodiesel sourced from Florida Power & Light.  Brightline is expectedl reduce emissions by removing three million cars from Florida’s roadways annually. The train will tarvel at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour. Under a new agreement, FPL will supply […]

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India’s GST tax plan may slow biodiesel, ethanol adoption

India’s GST tax plan may slow biodiesel, ethanol adoption

June 27, 2017 |

In India, the Times of India is reporting that a 18% GST tax that has been proposed for ethanol and biodiesel is expected to slow efforts to increae blending, according to experts and producers polled by the news outlet. G Chandrashekhar, commodity expert and Biodiesel Association of India honorary member told The Timnes, “Tax on […]

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Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

June 26, 2017 |

In Chile, FLS is reporting that researhers at Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses of the Catholic University have found that that algae-based biodiesel can reduce emissions and particulates by up to 80 percent in high-power diesel engines, compored to fiossil diesl. The research effort is a partnership with Automotive Mechanics of the Duoc UC,and […]

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Biodiesel fly in sees nearly 100 descend on Washington to push for biodiesel tax credit

Biodiesel fly in sees nearly 100 descend on Washington to push for biodiesel tax credit

June 21, 2017 |

In Washington, nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill Tuesday urging Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive as proposed in both chambers of Congress. Participants include biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers representing more than two dozen states. One theme is clear among members from each of these […]

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German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

June 21, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers from Kaiserslautern, Bochum, and Rostock have developed a method for producing a petroleum diesel-like fuel from conventional biodiesel at low temperatures. The new biofuel fulfills the current EU and US requirements. It can be used undiluted in modern diesel engines or mixed in any ratio with petroleum diesel. The researchers present their […]

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Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

June 21, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government is calling for a 40% increase in biodiesel stocks held by oil companies to 90 million liters to help absorb excess palm oil supplies and support prices. Palm fruit prices were expected to respond within a week as a result of the policy shift. The country currently blends 7% biodiesel. About […]

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From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

June 20, 2017 |

Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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Austrian biodiesel producers increased production 15% in 2014 to 269,000 tons

Austrian biodiesel producers increased production 15% in 2014 to 269,000 tons

June 19, 2017 |

In Austria, the biodiesel association ARGE says that the country’s biodiesel production grew 15% in 2014 from the year prior to 269,000 metric tons with 73% of the feedstock coming from virgin vegetable oils, almost none of which was palm oil. Of the remainder, 17% was from UCO while 9% were from animal fats. A […]

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Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 760.3 million liters

Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 760.3 million liters

June 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the national fuel agency ANP announced 760.3 million liters of biodiesel had been contracted at the 55th biodiesel auction with an average price of 68.5 cents per liter. Nearly all of the fuel contracted, 99.5%, had the social fuel seal to promote feedstock production by smallholder farmers. In total, 856 million liters were […]

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