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December 05, 2019

Village of Carol Stream, Illinois, commits to clean air with B20

BY The Illinois Soybean Association Found In:Use, North AmericaThe village of Carol Stream, Illinois, is a new member of the B20 Club, a partnership between the ISA checkoff program and the ALA, in recognition of the municipality’s work to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for its residents. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Greasezilla FOG separation tech to be installed in SE Virginia

BY Greasezilla Found In:Business, Feedstock, North AmericaGreasezilla announced Dec. 3 it has been selected by Hampton Roads Sanitation District to provide the most cost-effective and ecologically sound FOG (fats, oils and grease) separation technology for the Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, Virginia. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Iowa governor directs agencies to buy diesels with B20 support

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Found In:Policy, North AmericaThe state of Iowa once again leads by example, with Gov. Kim Reynolds issuing an executive order Dec. 3 requiring state agencies to purchase diesel engines and vehicles with manufacturer support for at least a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20). READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Rosario, Argentina

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Production, Latin AmericaChemical company Evonik will increase its production capacity for the biodiesel catalyst sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility in Argentina from 60,000 to 90,000 metric tons. The increased capacity will be built out in two stages. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Neste, Mantsinen Group to combat social exclusion among youth

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:North America, EuropeRenewable diesel producer Neste and crane maker Mantsinen Group are working together to tackle social exclusion of impoverished youths living in developed countries. One in five children in developed countries lives in poverty, according to UNICEF. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

Evonik focuses on additives for plastics, rubber recycling

BY Evonik Corp. Found In:BusinessEvonik is engaged in R&D work to come up with solutions for recycling plastics and rubber. One aspect of this includes using alkoxides, which function as a catalyst in biodiesel production, to break down PET bottles into monomers. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

NBB asks EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Policy, North AmericaNBB submitted comments on the U.S. EPA’s supplemental proposal for the 2020 RFS. NBB urges EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions, address the remand of the 2016 standards and increase the 2021 biomass-based diesel volume. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

Ohio company TestOil offers new biodiesel content analysis test

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Quality, North AmericaOhio-based oil analysis company TestOil announced Nov. 25 a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test was developed in response to requests by industrial customers. TestOil offers same-day results for the test. READ MORE

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