Tag: biodiesel

Indian railroads beginning blending biodiesel at Palakkad depot

Indian railroads beginning blending biodiesel at Palakkad depot

May 23, 2016 |

In India, Palakkad Division introduced blending and dispensing facility of biodiesel at its Railway Consumer Depots(RCD)/Fuelling point at Palakkad in co-operation with M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Here, the High Speed Diesel (HSD) will be mixed with biodiesel up to 5% and used as fuel for diesel locomotives. This is the first of such attempt […]

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Biodiesel prices rise on the back of higher crude and heating oil futures

Biodiesel prices rise on the back of higher crude and heating oil futures

May 19, 2016 |

In New York state, heating oil futures have reversed their weak trend during the last several days and are instead following crude oil prices higher in part due to a wildfire raging near Canadian oil sand areas. Those higher prices are in turn supporting biodiesel prices to a 14-month high in the Midwest and Gulf […]

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Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

May 18, 2016 |

In California, biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources, while reducing greenhouse gas footprints. The award was granted under the CEC’s […]

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Study shows biodiesel reduced US GHG emissions by 18 million tons in 2015

Study shows biodiesel reduced US GHG emissions by 18 million tons in 2015

May 18, 2016 |

In Missouri, scientific experts agree that biodiesel holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel use in the U.S. cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 18 million tons, or the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions of 3.8 million cars. A new consensus report from the Coordinating Research Council now adds to […]

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EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

May 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, which includes a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel. The EPA recognized Harvard University Fleet Management Division and Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, New Jersey. Medford’s leadership in the use of biodiesel alone has eliminated 123,376 pounds […]

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Rep. Kristi Noem introduces Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. 

Rep. Kristi Noem introduces Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. 

May 17, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Kristi Noem introduced the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. This legislation would extend the $1-per-gallon tax credit for biodiesel through the end of 2019 and reform the credit so it is only used for fuel produced in the U.S. “South Dakota can play a meaningful role in fueling […]

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Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

May 12, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has come to an agreement with Spain to resume biodiesel exports to the country following a block that was meant to help support the domestic industry and keep cheaper Argentine product from flooding the market. The trade block came after Argentina appropriated the local branch of Spanish energy giant Repsol, YPF, […]

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California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

California’s biodiesel industry pushing to support governor’s $250 million bill

May 11, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biodiesel alliance and local biofuel industry are supporting the governor’s proposed $250 million budget allotment for supporting low carbon fuels produced within the state. The funding would come from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Currently, 80% of the biodiesel consumed within the state is imported, which biodiesel proponents say exports jobs […]

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Kansas biodiesel producer files for Chapter 7 for up to $50 million in debts

Kansas biodiesel producer files for Chapter 7 for up to $50 million in debts

May 9, 2016 |

In Kansas, the parent company of Green Energy Products and Sedgwick Ventures that owns a 2 million gallon per year biodiesel plant and a 3 million gallon per year renewable diesel facility has filed Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy with liabilities between $10 million and $50 million. The biodiesel plant was destroyed during a fire in […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

May 9, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s new president has implemented new policies during his first few months in office that has helped agricultural exports, including biodiesel, to soar. Biodiesel exports jumped 107% since coming into office to $126 million. The country is trying to promote value added processing rather than exporting basic commodities so a 30% tax […]

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