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Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

March 25, 2019 |

In Colorado, a Colorado resident pleaded guilty last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Matthew Taylor and co-conspirators worked together to […]

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US glycerin market eyeing increased Indonesian biodiesel production

US glycerin market eyeing increased Indonesian biodiesel production

March 25, 2019 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that the US glycerin market expects additional volumes of glycerin from Indonesia to arrive following a ramp up in biodiesel production spurred by the country’s move to B20 last summer and further plans to achieve B30. While the US market is taking a wait-and-see approach, Asian buyers and suppliers of glycerin […]

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Södra to invest $2.17 million to transition transport sector towards 2030 fossil-free targets

Södra to invest $2.17 million to transition transport sector towards 2030 fossil-free targets

March 25, 2019 |

In Sweden, a transition of the transport sector will require new solutions and a changed market. As part of the process to achieve its fossil-free targets by 2030, Södra is now earmarking an investment of $2.17 million for the additional costs arising from the choice of new and sustainable transport solutions. “As one of Sweden’s […]

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More than 13% of ethanol production halted due to Midwest floods

More than 13% of ethanol production halted due to Midwest floods

March 25, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that at least 13% of the country’s ethanol production has been shuttered as a result of massive flooding across the Midwest, with as much as 104,000 bpd currently offline. Plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been hit the hardest. Lack of transportation due to flooded rail lines as well […]

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Malaysia threatening fighter jet purchases on back of EU palm oil ban

Malaysia threatening fighter jet purchases on back of EU palm oil ban

March 25, 2019 |

In Malaysia, as the country looks to pull out all the stops to keep the European Union from blocking the use of palm oil for biodiesel due to alleged high indirect land use risk, it is now looking to hit Europe where it hurts—with fighter jets. Not the use of them, but the purchase of […]

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Indonesia working with car companies on future B30 use

Indonesia working with car companies on future B30 use

March 25, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is working with automobile manufacturers to allow use of up to 30% biodiesel blends. Already last September the blend was bumped to 20% but the government is looking at B30 to help absorb the palm oil surplus and reduce fossil fuel imports that have negatively impacted […]

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University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

March 25, 2019 |

In the UK, as the world is looking to combat the catastrophic effects of climate change, many hope that bio-based chemicals and fuels will help in the necessary move away from fossil fuels. The conversion of Acetone, Ethanol and Butanol (ABE) produced from sugar fermentation, into valuable chemicals through condensation reactions is seen as a […]

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Growth Energy asks DOT to help expedite biofuel rail deliveries amidst flooding

Growth Energy asks DOT to help expedite biofuel rail deliveries amidst flooding

March 25, 2019 |

In Washington, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to help expedite rail delivery of biofuels amid historic flooding. The recent flooding has not only had devastating impacts on residents but has delayed the transportation of critical supplies of biofuel, which in turn, could impact consumer fuel costs. In […]

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Philippines plastic manufacture goes bio with starch-based biodegradable plastics

Philippines plastic manufacture goes bio with starch-based biodegradable plastics

March 21, 2019 |

In the Philippines, D&L Industries, a food and plastic input manufacturer, has launched a new product in partnership with Japanese firm Showa Denko as an alternative to the conventional plastic bag. The new product is the Bionolle Starcla, an environmentally-friendly bag made from 100% plant-based materials. Bionolle Starcla is a starch-based biopolymer that can be […]

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GoodFuels teams with VARO Energy subsidiary for biodiesel for deep-sea vessels

GoodFuels teams with VARO Energy subsidiary for biodiesel for deep-sea vessels

March 21, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels is on a roll with yet another announcement, this time that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels have extended their partnership to improve availability of bio fuel oil (BFO) to deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam, the companies have announced. The new deep sea proposition, which will help to […]

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