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Biodiesel’s backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and beyond

Biodiesel’s backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and beyond

January 22, 2017 |

In California, the closing session of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year while also taking a peek at how America’s Advanced Biofuel will fuel the country’s future in 2017 and beyond. “There were a number of milestones reached in 2016 that will have a significant […]

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Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

January 22, 2017 |

In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation and Progress Report 2015 under the Biomass Energy Sustainability Ordinance. Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance The FOAF reports that in the biofuels sector, FAME biodiesel made up the largest share of biofuels – almost 65%.  Rapeseed was the most frequently used […]

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GM offers 20 vehicles for B20 Biodiesel in new Lineup

GM offers 20 vehicles for B20 Biodiesel in new Lineup

January 22, 2017 |

In Michigan, General Motors announced eight new diesel vehicle options hitting the roadways in 2017 – 2018, and a full line-up of twenty different diesel models, from passenger cars, to pickups and SUVs, to commercial vans and low cab forward trucks – all of which are approved for use with B20. GM’s announcement, along with […]

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World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

January 18, 2017 |

In Texas, BIOX Corporation announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between World Energy and BIOX, has completed the commissioning of its 90 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016. The Houston facility operates two equal-sized production trains […]

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Biodiesel 2017: what’s up with Earth’s favorite advanced biofuel?

Biodiesel 2017: what’s up with Earth’s favorite advanced biofuel?

January 17, 2017 |

The makers of biodiesel, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, are gathering this week in San Diego for the leading annual gathering on the future of diesel-side renewable fuels, and how the quest for energy security, domestic jobs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions is coming along. As the National Biodiesel Conference opened, NBB’s new CEO Donnell Rehagen […]

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Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

January 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel blending fell percentage-wise in November to 4.4% but increased volume-wise over October to 81,160 metric tons while ethanol blending fell to 5.69% from 6.35% while volume by a little more than 1,000 tons to 20,887 tons. Biodiesel blending reached 884,742 tons for the year through November for an average of 4.3% while […]

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Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

January 10, 2017 |

In Indonesia, palm oil biodiesel exports fell by half a million metric tons in 2016 from the previous year to 25.7 million tons, down from 26.2 million tons in 2015. Ongoing drought conditions impacted production, lowering the available supply for exports. Duties levied on palm oil exports finance subsidies to oil marketing companies to ensure […]

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Improved on-site anaylsis of biodiesel blends 

Improved on-site anaylsis of biodiesel blends 

January 8, 2017 |

In the UK, advanced sensor technology is enabling a specialist fuel analysis company to accurately verify the biofuel content of diesel blends used in critical industrial plant and stand-by power generation applications. The UKAS-accredited Contaminated Fuel Condition Services (CFCS) operates a fleet of mobile test laboratories to provide on-site fuel quality monitoring analysis for a […]

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Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

January 5, 2017 |

In Spain, a judge has approved Abengoa’s sale of its biodiesel plant in San Roque, Cadiz to Cepsa for EUR8 million but also left open a period of 10 days from the date of the decision on December 30 for other potential buyers to make offers for the facility. The existing staff of 51 get […]

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Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

Argentina extends tax breaks for biodiesel through 2017

January 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, the government published a rule just before the new year to extend excise duty waivers for biodiesel used to produce electricity and taxes levied on biodiesel production in an effort to continue to support the industry that has yet to recover its export markets. Following on from the success achieved in 2016 to […]

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