World Energy acquires AltAir biojet, renewable diesel assets


The purchase includes a 63-acre complex consisting of a 45 MMgy renewable jet/renewable diesel production facility, 1.7 million barrels of product storage, a truck rack with 28,000 barrels per day of throughput capacity, rail storage and pipelines.
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10-day comment period on PES settlement agreement closes March 26


The 10-day comment period opened after publication in the Federal Register on the proposed consent decree and environmental settlement agreement lodged by the U.S. Department of Justice with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the PES bankruptcy case.
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Biodiesel can help reduce injector deposit formation


Modern diesel engines utilize high pressure common rail fuel systems whose small injector gaps are highly sensitive to deposits. New research from the University of Rostock in Germany has shown that biodiesel use can help minimize deposit formation.
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Aemetis completes construction of biodiesel pretreatment unit


Aemetis announced that its 50 MMgy Universal Biofuels subsidiary in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India, has completed construction of a biodiesel pretreatment unit to process low-cost feedstocks, which was part of a supply deal inked with BP Singapore.
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Powerful reasons to celebrate National Biodiesel Day March 18


While the biodiesel industry is celebrated by many people every day of the year for its creation of jobs, support of farmers, use of byproducts and waste for clean energy, and its important role in helping the environment, March 18 is special.
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2 new members join REG board of directors, 1 resigns


Renewable Energy Group Inc. has appointed two new members, Debora Frodl and James Borel, to its board of directors. Frodl comes from General Electric and Borel from DuPont. Director Michael Jackson has resigned from the board after serving 12 years.
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Oklahoma cellulosic diesel facility achieves D7 Q-RIN status


D7 RINs generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Envia Energy uses FT technology to convert landfill gas and natural gas into diesel fuel, naphtha and wax.
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Chinese researchers boost algae lipids, reduce peroxidation


Researchers from Nanjing Tech University in China have published a paper in Biotechnology for Biofuels on their method to increase lipid content and reduce peroxidation in Schizochytrium sp., a marine microalgae rich in docosahexaenoic acid.
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Biodiesel industry makes strong case for tax credit to Congress


National Biodiesel Board member company AGP testified before a tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives March 14 in support of the biodiesel tax incentive. Read the strong case AGP made for reinstating the biodiesel tax credit.
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Biodiesel producer to testify at tax extenders hearing March 14


A ways and means tax policy subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing March 14 to discuss the importance of various tax extenders such as the biodiesel tax credit that were not addressed in the tax reform package.
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Oil industry study shows plan to undermine RFS


Iowa's renewable fuel groups held a press conference March 9 to discuss a just-revealed oil industry study that shows a RIN price cap would decimate current demand for biofuels. Another RFS meeting at the White House is expected to be held March 12.
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Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending


On March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, and Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional and advanced biofuels, including biodiesel.
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Cap on ethanol RINs would reduce biodiesel market significantly


A new analysis by the National Biodiesel Board and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services found that capping the price of conventional biofuels' RINs will significantly harm the production of biodiesel and related industries.
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REG reports Q4, full-year financial results for 2017


For the full year, biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group sold 19.6 million more gallons and revenue increased by 6 percent compared to 2016. Adjusted net income increased by 313 percent, and adjusted EBITDA increased by 125 percent over 2016.
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Biofuel producers ask Trump to defend RFS as oil workers storm DC


As 30 workers from more than a dozen independent oil refineries converged on Capitol Hill this week to discuss RFS reform with lawmakers, managers from 150 biofuel plants across the U.S. sent a letter to President Trump urging him to stand strong.
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NBB and Cummins have some fun with biodiesel


The rugged growl of an old diesel engine and the steady purr of newer diesel models could be heard across the Missouri River as NBB's Director of Sustainability Don Scott joined a group from Cummins Inc. for some high-powered diesel fun.
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UK-based Vertas Group acquires waste management firm


Vertas Group provides catering for approximately 400 schools and MMB Environmental—now being rebranded as Vertas Environmental—has been converting the used cooking oil into biodiesel since 2016. The company says it plans to continue this practice.
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New Valtra tractors factory-filled with renewable diesel


Neste Corp. has announced that tractor manufacturer Valtra, part of AGCO Corp., is factory-filling its new tractors with Neste MY Renewable Diesel made from waste and residues. Valtra will use approximately 185,000 gallons a year of renewable diesel.
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March Madness: NBB releases field of 'Elite 8' biodiesel schools


As March Madness nears, the very best of college basketball will be showcased. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board has released its own bracket of colleges and universities upping their game with biodiesel research, production and education.
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2018 International FEW announces technical sessions agenda


The 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference taking place June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska, has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks.
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