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Indonesian biodiesel producers contract to supply 1.53 billion liters

Indonesian biodiesel producers contract to supply 1.53 billion liters

May 3, 2016 |

In Indonesia, 15 biodiesel producers have signed agreements to supply 1.53 billion liters of biodiesel to Pertamina and PT AKR Corporindo for the mandatory 20% blending during the May to October period. Only 11 producers supplied during the same period last year when the blend was 15%. Producers have an installed production capacity of 9 […]

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REG expands Danville facility with new tank capacity for storing biodiesel and feedstocks

REG expands Danville facility with new tank capacity for storing biodiesel and feedstocks

May 3, 2016 |

In Illinois, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced the company’s Danville operation now has more than 14 million gallons of tank capacity to store both biodiesel and feedstocks. REG Danville LLC recently purchased the tank complex at the adjacent Bunge Milling Inc. facility for approximately $1.5 million. The tanks are being connected to REG Danville’s existing infrastructure […]

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Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

May 1, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The IRFA recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering […]

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Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

April 28, 2016 |

In India, a fire began at Biomax Fuels Limited with 11 of its 15 storage tanks caught up in the blaze. Two fire engines with chemical foam were borrowed from Hindustan Petroleum and Eastern Naval Command while five standard fire trucks were also on scene to battle the fire. Six oil tankers also caught fire, […]

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Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

Brazilian biodiesel production stable in March but ethanol soars 24%

April 27, 2016 |

In Brazil, biodiesel production remained stable in March at 321,000 cubic meters, bringing the quarterly total to 892,000 cu m. The country’s total installed production capacity is 7,243,000 cu m as of March, though many facilities remain mothballed due to lack of demand. The Midwest region accounts for 40% of the production capacity while the […]

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Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel get sustainability certified

Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel get sustainability certified

April 25, 2016 |

In Hawaii, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel plant for showcasing sustainable biodiesel production and distribution practices. Big Island Biodiesel earned “Gold Certified” status as a Biodiesel Producer with a score of 78 of 100. Pacific Biodiesel/Big Island Biodiesel earned “Platinum Certified” status as a Biodiesel […]

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Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

Bankruptcy-protected Brazilian soy processor looks to restart biodiesel in 2017

April 21, 2016 |

In Brazil, soybean processor Camera—which is currently seeking to restructure debt with creditors—has seen revenues increase 60% during the first quarter, something which will help their argument to continue on the path to recovery since filing for bankruptcy protection in 2014. Since then the company’s biodiesel processing facility has been mothballed. If all goes well […]

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Peru accuses Argentina of dumping biodiesel

Peru accuses Argentina of dumping biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Peru, the country’s biodiesel industry has alerted authorities that Argentina is dumping biodiesel on market through imports facilitated by Repsol and Petroperú to the tune of $500 million to $600 million of imported biodiesel. The fuel is arriving $200 to $250 per metric ton cheaper than locally-produced fuel, which the industry claims is subsidized […]

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Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with the University of Newcastle have determined the country is idea for growing microalgae as biodiesel feedstock. Chlorella, scenedesmus and Desmodesmus are native to Texcoco Lake and can be grown in just one day and processed into biodiesel in three hours. Researchers are […]

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Republicans propose bill to scrap tax credits for animal fat biodiesel

Republicans propose bill to scrap tax credits for animal fat biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, seven Republican US Representatives led by Randy Weber of Texas have submitted a bill to disallow certain biodiesel and alternative fuel tax credits for fuels derived from animal fats which has since been sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means as it deals with the tax code. While animal fat biodiesel […]

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