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Dartmouth College looking to transition to biomass and UCO biodiesel energy

Dartmouth College looking to transition to biomass and UCO biodiesel energy

April 27, 2017 |

In New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is exploring a transition from coal to biomass and potentially biodiesel from used cooking oil to produce part of its energy needs, integrating with solar, wind and other technologies as well. The plan is under development partially with its host city as well, some of whose schools have already transitioned […]

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NATSO slams biodiesel producers credit bill saying it will cost more for drivers

NATSO slams biodiesel producers credit bill saying it will cost more for drivers

April 27, 2017 |

In Washington, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, denounced The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit but transfer it upstream to a producers’ credit. “In previous years, NATSO has worked together with […]

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Sen. Grassley introduces bill for biodiesel producer credit

Sen. Grassley introduces bill for biodiesel producer credit

April 26, 2017 |

In Washington, Senator Chuck Grassley introduced his biodiesel producers credit again, in hopes that the current attention on potentially damaging imports from Argentina and Indonesia will help attract support for his proposed legislation. The $1 per gallon biodiesel blenders credit expired the end of last year and has been widely expected for renewal, but as […]

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Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

Argentine president may beseech Trump to ease up stance on biodiesel

April 25, 2017 |

In Washington, although Bloomberg is reporting that it’s not the case, the Argentine press says its president will use his forthcoming meeting with President Trump to push for the reestablishment of exports of lemons and biodiesel to the US market. The two presidents have known each other for more than 30 years and have had […]

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Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

April 25, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuel is expected to be a key market for the more than a million acres of canola across the western part of the country that have spent the winter under snow because winter arrived earlier than expected and is only now beginning to thaw. As much as 900,000 metric tons of oilseed may […]

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Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

April 24, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop intended for trialing biodiesel production on the island has become so popular that people are regularly trespassing and sometimes even stealing the flowers that are currently in bloom despite obvious signage about the farm being private property where no trespassing is allowed. The state police has been recruited to […]

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Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

April 24, 2017 |

In Mozambique, the government has at last given up on jatropha as a potential biodiesel feedstock as the economic viability of the program dwindled in line with falling fossil fuel prices. The program was first launched with $130 per barrel oil but with current levels, the project the develop commercial-scale jatropha production with the assistance […]

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India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard

India’s reinstatement of excise tax on biodiesel seen hitting OMCs hard

April 24, 2017 |

In India, oil marketing companies are getting hit hard with a new 6% excise duty on biodiesel along with a slew of other taxes that they say will make the mandated biodiesel blending unviable. Biodiesel was excise duty-free for 10 years. The mandate’s implementation has been delayed to at least May 1 from the planned […]

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German biodiesel exports spike

German biodiesel exports spike

April 23, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the 2016 calendar year, German biodiesel exports were noticeably higher than the previous year. The increase in exports to Poland and the Netherlands offset the decline in exports to many other EU-28 countries. In the 2016 calendar year, biodiesel exports climbed 4.8 per cent to 1.56 million tonnes. About 87 […]

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Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

April 19, 2017 |

In Canada, the canola industry believes that an extra 200 million to 400 million pounds of canola oil demand could result from the US renewing the biodiesel blenders credit but only applying it to domestic biodiesel production. The US industry could import oil from their Canadian neighbors and still qualify for the credit, so the […]

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