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Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

November 19, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has teamed with Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to test potential the growing of biodiesel feedstocks, with a focus on jatropha and castor and is in talks with Jamaica German Automotive School (JAGAS) and the University of Technology (UTech) for further […]

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Indonesia wants private sector to invest in significant biodiesel production

Indonesia wants private sector to invest in significant biodiesel production

November 17, 2014 |

In Indonesia, the government is calling on the private sector to boost biodiesel production by 4 billion liters by 2016, as it expects consumption to increase to 8 billion liters by then. Current installed capacity is around 5.6 billion liters. Companies such as Wilmar are said to be looking to boost capacity.  

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UK biodiesel plant fined for fiddling with their tax returns

UK biodiesel plant fined for fiddling with their tax returns

November 13, 2014 |

In the UK, Wessex Biodiesel has been fined GBP30,209.28 by Her Majesty’s Customs & Revenue for deliberate errors in their tax returns or deliberately failing to comply with their tax obligations between Dec. 1, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2012. HMRC publishes tax defaulters who have been investigated and fines are for more than GBP25,000.  

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Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Platts is reporting that traders expect the 2014 RFS to have a final biodiesel blending mandate of less than 1.5 billion gallons or even as low as 1.28 billion gallons. Biodiesel production reached 1.22 billion gallons as of September and the National Biodiesel Board has sought a mandate of 1.8 billion gallons. If […]

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Iowa gives loan and tax incentives to chemical facility for biodiesel ingredient

Iowa gives loan and tax incentives to chemical facility for biodiesel ingredient

November 11, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority has approved $128,000 in loans and $402,000 in tax incentives for New Heaven Chemical, a subsidiary of TSS Group in India, to build a sodium methylate plant whose products will be used in biodiesel production. If the company achieves its goals, which include creating 16 jobs paying at […]

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Scania to deliver 1,500 biodiesel trucks this year

Scania to deliver 1,500 biodiesel trucks this year

November 11, 2014 |

In Sweden, Scania’s broad commitment to alternative fuels and sustainable development is now also becoming visible in the form of strong truck sales. In 2014 alone, Scania expects to deliver about 1,500 Euro 6 trucks in Europe that use one of the five engine models that can run on up to 100 percent biodiesel. In […]

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Spanish researcher reduces biodiesel production costs with new method

Spanish researcher reduces biodiesel production costs with new method

November 11, 2014 |

In Spain, by switching out methanol in the biodiesel production process and replacing it with ethanol, mixed with a heterogeneous catalyst, a PhD student at the University of Navarra has determined that the production process could become cheaper and have a better environmental impact than traditional methods.  

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Missouri shuts down biodiesel fraud scheme

Missouri shuts down biodiesel fraud scheme

November 10, 2014 |

In Missouri, Secretary of State Jason Kander has issued a cease and desist order against Boyd A. Ware of Centralia, Mo., and his company, Central Missouri Energy, LLC. According to the order, Ware and Central Missouri Energy (CME) offered and sold securities without being registered with Kander’s office, deceived investors with phony information and scammed […]

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Malaysia’s FGV Biotechnologies to export 100,000 tons of biodiesel annually

Malaysia’s FGV Biotechnologies to export 100,000 tons of biodiesel annually

November 10, 2014 |

In Malaysia, FGV Biotechnologies plans to boost its palm oil biodiesel exports to 70% of its total production, equaling about 100,000 metric tons annually, with main export destinations including the EU, China, the United States and South-East Asia. Rather than using CPO like most biodiesel producers, the company uses Palm Fatty Acid Distillates, which it […]

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Brazilian researcher looking at tilapia waste as biodiesel feedstock

Brazilian researcher looking at tilapia waste as biodiesel feedstock

November 10, 2014 |

In Brazil, researchers at the State University of West Paraná are looking at the viability of tilapia oil as a feedstock for biodiesel. The fish itself has about 22% oil content while fish waste has about 6% oil. Guts, fins, heads, skin, and scales are all waste products from fish processing but no oil was […]

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