Bridgeport Biodiesel files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer


The refinery was engineered as a 13 MMgy continuous flow plant and built next door to the original, smaller batch facility in Bridgeport. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with CEO Brent Baker and Mark Mauss of technology firm Lutros about the bankruptcy.
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Removing the brakes on plant oil production


Scientists at U.S. DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest that disabling these biomolecular brakes could push oil production into high gear.
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Benefuel plans to build a 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ontario


Biodiesel technology developer Benefuel Inc. is exploring construction of a new 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Engineering is underway and the company anticipates breaking ground by end of year, according to CEO Rob Tripp.
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Aemetis glycerin refining unit producing above nameplate capacity


Universal Biofuels, Aemetis' Indian subsidiary, is producing refined glycerin at above nameplate capacity as demand for the product exceeds supply. The plant refines its own crude glycerin and imports crude product from Argentina and elsewhere.
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Futures plunge as China retaliates with tariffs on US soybeans


The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is taking its toll on America's soybean farmers, as soybean futures dropped nearly 40 cents a bushel April 4 following China's announcement of a 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans.
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BDI to engineer scale-up of phosphorus recycling plant in Germany


Austrian plant engineering firm and biodiesel tech provider BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted for a scale-up project funded by the German environmental ministry to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge with Remondis and Hamburg Wasser.
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Reports say EPA to push Trump to destroy RFS at April 9 meeting


According to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, reports are circulating that EPA's Scott Pruitt will use the April 9 meeting with Trump to once again push Sen. Ted Cruz's disastrous RIN waiver scheme that would destroy demand for biofuels.
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NBB submits FOIA request to ensure RFS transparency


The National Biodiesel Board submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request to shed light on small refiner exemptions requested and issued under the Renewable Fuel Standard, as RFS transparency and certainty are key to biodiesel's competitiveness.
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Court approves PES bankruptcy settlement


On April 4, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the U.S. EPA's proposed settlement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions that allows the bankrupt refiner to waive a significant portion of its obligations under the RFS.
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