Tag: biodiesel

Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

August 31, 2015 |

In Idaho, the kids who built the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered vehicle through a student club at Boise State have launched Greenfield Research and with it a new ambition: a biodiesel trophy truck to win at the upcoming Baja 1000 off-road race, the top tier of off-road racing. The non-profit is raising funds to […]

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Missouri biodiesel plant destroyed by fire

Missouri biodiesel plant destroyed by fire

August 31, 2015 |

In Missouri, a fire has torn through the biodiesel plant in Bunceton, forcing the evacuation of the small town due to the fumes and high heat levels of the fire. The facility was one of the last remaining prosperous businesses in the town. A containment plan was in place for the runoff oils that was […]

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Four sentenced to federal prison for RIN and biodiesel tax credit fraud

Four sentenced to federal prison for RIN and biodiesel tax credit fraud

August 27, 2015 |

In Florida, four people were sentenced in US district court for RIN fraud with sentences ranging from just over a year to more than five years.  First the group committed the fraud with New Energy Fuels in Waller, Texas claiming to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil and then moved to Chieftain Biofuels in Logan, […]

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EPA data shows RFS biodiesel demand continues to push production levels

EPA data shows RFS biodiesel demand continues to push production levels

August 26, 2015 |

In Washington, data from the EPA shows that biomass-based diesel production grew month-on-month for the fifth time in a row in July at 192.68 million gallons, up 15 million gallons over June, some 9%. So far, biodiesel production through July is already 113 gallons higher than during the same period last year. The push in […]

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European biodiesel premiums soar as oil hits six-year lows

European biodiesel premiums soar as oil hits six-year lows

August 25, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, as oil prices continue to fall to new six-year lows, the premiums for biofuels rise, as is the case with RED-compliant FAME that saw its premium hit a new record of $427/mt last week, the highest since Platts started tracking RED FAME prices in February 2012. Analysts expect oil prices to remain […]

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Avalara releases white paper looking at tax policies related to biodiesel

Avalara releases white paper looking at tax policies related to biodiesel

August 25, 2015 |

In Washington state, sales tax management software company Avalara has released a white paper looking at the new tax challenges that arise from biodiesel. With future growth of biodiesel consumption in many ways dependent on tax policy in addition to the quotas set in the RFS, the paper goes over the maze of federal and […]

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Indian researchers identify pest impacting pongamia

Indian researchers identify pest impacting pongamia

August 19, 2015 |

In India, researchers from the Institute of Wood Science & Technology under Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education of found that pongamia trees that are being promoted as a biodiesel feedstock are susceptible to infestations of the gall midge. The midge lays its eggs in the pongamia flowers and over time destroys the flowers […]

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Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 696.8 million liters with 100% holding a social seal

Brazilian biodiesel auction sells 696.8 million liters with 100% holding a social seal

August 18, 2015 |

In Brazil, ANP’s 44th biodiesel auction sold 696.8 million liters of the fuel with 100% having the social seal associated with the supply chain. The average price for the fuel was BRL2.162 per liter, just under 18% below the reference price for the auction. The first day of the auction on Aug. 8 saw 850.7 […]

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Golden Agri Resources to invest $150 million in two Indonesian biodiesel plants

Golden Agri Resources to invest $150 million in two Indonesian biodiesel plants

August 17, 2015 |

In Indonesia, Golden Agri Resources is set to invest $150 million in two biodiesel facilities to take advantage of the country’s higher blending mandate. Each facility will produce 300,000 tons of biodiesel annually and will be online as soon as next year. The two facilities will be located in Marunda in North Jakarta and Tarjun […]

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German biodiesel industry up in arms as government reverses on blending volumes

German biodiesel industry up in arms as government reverses on blending volumes

August 17, 2015 |

In Germany, the government has lowered the required biodiesel blending volumes, saying that the GHG emissions reductions resulting from the fuels are high enough to lower the actual volume required to meet the GHG targets. Biodiesel producers are protesting the shift in policy, saying it’s paradoxical to reduce the volumes blended when the environmental peformance of […]

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