Tag: Missouri

ASTM develops new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blends

ASTM develops new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blends

January 8, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International has developed a new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blend. Proficiency testing programs allow labs to compare their performance with others, ultimately helping all participants improve their performance. The program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in […]

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Biodiesel users unveil vehicle “wraps” showing off their sustainable transport fuels

Biodiesel users unveil vehicle “wraps” showing off their sustainable transport fuels

December 20, 2018 |

In Missouri, in keeping with the spirit of the season, five biodiesel users have unveiled new vehicle “wraps” that are helping to share their stories of sustainability and emissions reductions with area residents from Maine to the Midwest. “Our annual biodiesel vehicle wrap program provides matching funds to help biodiesel users promote their use of […]

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Green Plains says its plants aren’t shutdown but in “warm idle”

Green Plains says its plants aren’t shutdown but in “warm idle”

September 19, 2018 |

In Missouri, Brownfield Ag News reports that Green Plains’ CEO clarified the company’s position and it isn’t mothballing its ethanol plants in Iowa and Minnesota but instead are at a “warm idle”, still accepting corn and able to restart production whenever the market allows. The facilities that have stopped producing ethanol account for about 20% […]

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National Corn Growers Association says year-round E15 would do more than aid

National Corn Growers Association says year-round E15 would do more than aid

August 30, 2018 |

In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association said plans unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide aid to farmers negatively impacted by trade tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty would be insufficient to even begin to address the serious damage done to the corn market as a result of the Administration’s actions. The organization […]

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Missouri governor releases $4 million in biodiesel funds at last

Missouri governor releases $4 million in biodiesel funds at last

May 17, 2018 |

In Missouri, the governor is at long last releasing the $4 million restriction on Biodiesel for Missouri Biodiesel producers. “We’re proud to fight for Missouri’s often-forgotten rural communities and farmers,” said Governor Eric Greitens. “These long-promised funds will help farmers and workers in rural communities across the state.” Missouri is the second largest Biodiesel producer […]

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Missouri Biodiesel Coalition launched to expand biodiesel usage

Missouri Biodiesel Coalition launched to expand biodiesel usage

April 29, 2018 |

Missouri may be known for the largest beer producing plant in the nation (the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis) or for Kansas City’s many fountains (more than any city except Rome), but it is making news today for another reason. In Missouri, soybean farmers and biodiesel processors, distributors, and retailers have come together to launch […]

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National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition awaiting next steps on anti-dumping cases

National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition awaiting next steps on anti-dumping cases

January 8, 2018 |

In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition case regarding subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia continues to move forward to help level the playing field for the domestic biodiesel industry. The coalition filed both antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the commerce department. Antidumping petitions address whether imports coming into the U.S. […]

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Washington University researchers refine metabolic pathways of microbes

Washington University researchers refine metabolic pathways of microbes

November 28, 2017 |

In Missouri, scientists have previously engineered metabolic pathways of microbes, making them tiny biofuel factories. Now, new research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis further refines the process, stitching together the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a new biofuel product that matches current engines better than previously produced biofuels. […]

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NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

October 31, 2017 |

In Missouri, ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board’s CEO Donnell Rehagen issued the following statement: “From the beginning, the U.S. biodiesel industry has expressed a willingness to work out our differences with the government of Argentina—but the market distortion has to end. […]

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Missouri researchers develop modular biodiesel production facility

Missouri researchers develop modular biodiesel production facility

October 4, 2017 |

In Missouri, researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a small, modular skid-mounted biodiesel production facility ideal for smaller communities and towns to recycle used cooking oil. The system uses a supercritical process that eliminates salt, allowing it to concentrate the glycerin/water mixture and significantly reduce the amount of glycerin produced […]

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