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REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

April 4, 2016 |

At 8:30am, there’s a standing daily meeting of the key traders in Gary Haer’s sales group at REG headquarters in Ames, Iowa. And they’re not kidding. Everyone stands. For 15 minutes there’s the rat-a-tat-tat of rumor, fact, competitors, pricing, spreads, the who’s selling what and where, the buying and selling of diesel, renewable diesel and biodiesel across North […]

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Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

March 1, 2016 |

In Iran, scientists at the Petroleum University of Technology in Ahwaz have developed a high-speed conversion that turns waste cooking oil into fuel using ultrasound and caustic soda. Details are reported in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. The team has demonstrated that biodiesel can be quickly produced from waste cooking oil […]

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Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

September 29, 2015 |

In Iran, chemical engineers have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up. Producing biodiesel from vegetable oils is not completely renewable, as the standard transesterification process requires the use of methanol, which is usually produced from petrochemical sources. The researchers, Hamed Bateni […]

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Florida Biodiesel supplies Grand Bahama Power Company with small-scale plant

Florida Biodiesel supplies Grand Bahama Power Company with small-scale plant

September 21, 2015 |

In Florida, the Grand Bahama Power Company has chosen the B-500 Biodiesel processor for their prime transesterification facility. The B-500 Biodiesel plant is economical to operate and will allow the Grand Bahama Power Company to safely produce 1600 gallons of Biodiesel each 24 hours. The B-500 will also be used as a hands-on educational tool […]

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The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy

The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy

September 15, 2015 |

Mandates and national consumption Key takeaway: Spain is part of the EU and the overall Renewable Energy Directive; the country has struggled to meet its targets, but is ramping up national targets. Consumption in 2014 hovered around 1.16 million tons. In July 2015, we reported that the government has announced a new plan to reach […]

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IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

July 13, 2015 |

In Portugal, IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000 MT/year Biodiesel plant, for Biocosta Green Energy SA in Santa Marta, Colombia. The plant will be producing biodiesel directly from Crude Palm Oil blended with Palm Acid Oil and PFAD up to a total of 25% FFA, and will include pre-treatment, acid […]

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Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

April 26, 2015 |

By Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., special to The Digest When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The most common answers I receive are: “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is not toxic,” “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is naturally occurring,” […]

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Benefuel: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Benefuel: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 8, 2015 |

Benefuel is a biodiesel process technology and production company based in Irving, Texas. The company has exclusive, global rights to next-generation technology for manufacturing biodiesel and bio- lubricants. Benefuel’s patented ENSEL process allows the company to produce biodiesel at a substantially lower cost than conventional methods by using lower cost, high free fatty acid feedstocks […]

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The Iowa Renaissance

The Iowa Renaissance

March 16, 2015 |

The Advanced Bioeconomy is on view in Iowa. New technologies, new wealth, new jobs, falling emissions, a new energy security, bipartisanship, new hope — Communities of Progress are building. But will the presidential candidates see it? This week a report in Yahoo News suggested that Jeb Bush has been “critical of an energy policy that […]

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The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

February 24, 2015 |

It’s New, it’s Neo —  the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have the performance, half the carbon, and a range of low-cost feedstocks to choose from. Now, neodiesel heads for Malaysia as a JV opens up ultra low-cost feedstocks with Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. From Malaysia have […]

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