Tag: biodiesel

Nevada looks to add 5 cent tax on biodiesel and renewable diesel as well as fossil diesel

Nevada looks to add 5 cent tax on biodiesel and renewable diesel as well as fossil diesel

April 24, 2019 |

In Nevada, biodiesel and renewable diesel are included in the proposed legislation that would see a 5 cent per gallon tax lobbed on diesel by rural counties starting Jan. 1, 2020. The bill has passed the state’s senate and will now move onto the assembly for passage. Funds raised by the taxes in areas with […]

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Washington State Ferries look to boost biodiesel blend to 10%

Washington State Ferries look to boost biodiesel blend to 10%

April 23, 2019 |

In Washington, the state’s ferry company released its Sustainability Action Plan on Earth Day which includes the goal of boosting biodiesel blending for the state’s ferry system to 10% from the current 5%. The state-run company operates 23 ferries which consume 18 million gallons of diesel annually from 20 terminals, so it is putting a […]

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Missouri man sentenced to a year and a day in prison for falsifying biodiesel tax claims

Missouri man sentenced to a year and a day in prison for falsifying biodiesel tax claims

April 22, 2019 |

In Missouri, Terry L. Zintel, 62, of Sunset Hills, MO, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison for three counts of falsifying claims. He appeared in federal court yesterday before U.S. District Court Judge Henry Autrey and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $531,947.75. According to court documents, between 2012 […]

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Minnesota state legislature closer to investing in Crookston biodiesel facility

Minnesota state legislature closer to investing in Crookston biodiesel facility

April 18, 2019 |

In Minnesota, funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel facility in Crookston has passed a key hurdle in the Minnesota legislature. The proposed Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston will receive $5 million in funding as part of a bill authored by Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake), who chairs the Senate Agriculture, […]

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Brazilian biodiesel auction sources of 928.51 million liters at 58 cents/liter average

Brazilian biodiesel auction sources of 928.51 million liters at 58 cents/liter average

April 17, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that the most recent ANP biodiesel auction saw a total of 928.51 million liters of biodiesel contracted at an average of 58 cents per liter for a total of $545 million. Nearly 40 producers offered more than 1 billion liters of biodiesel at the auction that will supply the B10 […]

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Aviation industry puts weight behind biodiesel credit extension thanks to biojet inclusion

Aviation industry puts weight behind biodiesel credit extension thanks to biojet inclusion

April 16, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) led a coalition of top aviation organizations in penning a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Ron Wyden in support of an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive under Section 40A included in the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act (S.617). The letters were jointly issued […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada pushing for biodiesel demand to replace Chinese canola exports

Advanced Biofuels Canada pushing for biodiesel demand to replace Chinese canola exports

April 15, 2019 |

In Canada, Western Producer magazine reports that Advanced Biofuels Canada is calling for increased use of canola for biodiesel in an effort to reduce the negative impact resulting from China’s canola import ban. Achieving biodiesel mandates at the federal and provincial levels in 2017 would require 443,000 metric tons of seed but the Chinese used […]

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United Riverhead Terminal throws in the towel over biodiesel storage expansion

United Riverhead Terminal throws in the towel over biodiesel storage expansion

April 15, 2019 |

In New York state, local press reports that a surprise move by United Riverhead Terminal to withdraw its application for a special use permit allowing it to expand biodiesel storage has caught local authorities off guard because they expected the proposal to be voted upon and passed this week. The company has been trying to […]

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Malaysian March palm oil stocks rise against February but biodiesel soars 126%

Malaysian March palm oil stocks rise against February but biodiesel soars 126%

April 11, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Bernama news agency reports that palm oil production continued to rise in March to 1.67 million metric tons, up more than 8% from February, increasing the stocks of processed palm oil to 1.23 million tons but crude palm oil stocks fell more than 12% to 1.69 million tons. Exports nearly matched production […]

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BASF to expand sodium methylate production in Brazil to support biodiesel industry

BASF to expand sodium methylate production in Brazil to support biodiesel industry

April 9, 2019 |

In Brazil, BASF will increase the production capacity for its Sodium Methylate plant in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. The nameplate capacity will increase by 30%, from currently 60,000 metric tons to 80,000 metric tons. The new capacity will come onstream in 2020. Sodium Methylate is an efficient and reliable catalyst that provides a sustainable solution for the […]

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