Tag: biodiesel

New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

New York City approves biodiesel blending bill for bio-heat

September 28, 2016 |

In New York state, the city of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation Sept. 28 that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable biodiesel. The bill, which was passed Sept. 28 by a 47-3 vote and is expected […]

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Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

September 21, 2016 |

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corp has received certification of its biodiesel from the Zambia Bureau of Standards demonstrating that the fuel meets domestic and international standards. The company sought approval as far back as January with inspections taking place in March, though the sign off from the agency only came last week. The company […]

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Missouri governor axes funding to pay off Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund debt

Missouri governor axes funding to pay off Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund debt

September 20, 2016 |

In Missouri, the governor has cut the state budget including funds intended to pay down the $9.6 million debt of the state’s Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. The legislature voted to pay the debt during the spring session but his budget cuts over the summer and last week backtracked those efforts, the third time he […]

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Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

September 19, 2016 |

In Virginia, NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018. The tax credit is set to expire at the end of […]

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General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

September 19, 2016 |

In Luxembourg, the General Court of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s antidumping duties against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imposed in 2013 in a far reaching trade ruling that experts believe will even impact trade relations with China, who the EU believes to be dumping manufactured products such as steel. The Argentina Chamber […]

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Flint Hills Resources starts up Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant

Flint Hills Resources starts up Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant

September 14, 2016 |

In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel® Inc. announced the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant and the first successful commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative ENSEL technology. ENSEL technology is capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel. Once fully operational, […]

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High Plains Bioenergy buys former Blue Sun biodiesel facility

High Plains Bioenergy buys former Blue Sun biodiesel facility

September 14, 2016 |

In Missouri, High Plains Bioenergy has bought the former Blue Sun biodiesel plant in St. Joseph and renamed it HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel. The 28 million gallon per year facility will use corn oil produced at ethanol plants as feedstock but won’t integrate animal fats into its process as is done at its Guymon, Oklahoma facility. […]

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Low biodiesel prices boost German biodiesel consumption to 6.22% in June

Low biodiesel prices boost German biodiesel consumption to 6.22% in June

September 12, 2016 |

In Germany, biodiesel blending reached 6.22% in June, the highest seen all year thanks to low prices that stimulated demand and brought the year-to-date consumption to 1.1 million metric tons. The average for the year is well below 6%, however, and was only boosted by June’s jump in consumption when the figure reached 203,223 tons. […]

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US imports of Argentine biodiesel could boost exports 80% in 2016

US imports of Argentine biodiesel could boost exports 80% in 2016

September 7, 2016 |

In Argentina, biodiesel import demand from the US could see Argentine exports soar 80% on the year to 1.4 million metric tons, helping to counteract a fall in demand from the European Union following anti-dumping tariffs lodged on Argentine biodiesel and the resulting WTO trade dispute. As much as 80% of the country’s biodiesel exports […]

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US biodiesel production increases by 2 million gallons in June

US biodiesel production increases by 2 million gallons in June

September 5, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency said that biodiesel production increased 2 million gallons in June. Overall, nearly 1 billion pounds of feedstock was used in production, 53% of that represented by soybean oil. The EIA added that canola oil (11.1%), yellow grease (11.1%), and corn oil (10.2%) were the next most important feedstocks by volume. […]

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