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Federal grant to help MSU researchers boost camelina oil yields

BY Michigan State University Found In:Feedstock, North AmericaMichigan State University will lead a $10 million U.S. DOE grant to explore ways to boost oil yields in camelina. The research team's end goal is to achieve up to a 300 percent increase per acre in oil production for the nonfood oilseed crop. READ MORE

September 22, 2017

Solfuels USA begins loading railcars, trucks with biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Production, North AmericaSolfuels USA, a newly retrofitted 40 MMgy biodiesel plant in Helena, Arkansas, is now making commercial sales of biodiesel. In September the plant loaded its first trucks and railcars of fuel, and discharged its first barge of soybean oil. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

Cargill to build 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Feedstock, Production, North AmericaCargill announced plans Sept. 21 to build a 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. The facility is expected to cost $90 million and open in early 2019. Construction will begin this December. This will be Cargill's third U.S. biodiesel plant. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms

BY NNFCC Ltd. Found In:Policy, Feedstock, Use, EuropeFollowing years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.'s Department for Transport said it intends to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market

BY FOP, UFOP Found In:Policy, Feedstock, Distribution, Latin America, EuropeFrench and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Registration opens for 2017 no-harm test of biodiesel stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Quality, EuropeGermany's AGQM has opened registration for its latest round of no-harm tests on oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel. The no-harm tests ensure that additives do not cause negative interactions with the fuels. Registration is open until Oct. 15. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Policy, Use, North AmericaLegislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. READ MORE


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