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March 28, 2017

8 biodiesel, 4 renewable diesel LCFS pathways certified in March

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including eight for biodiesel and four for renewable diesel. READ MORE

March 13, 2017

Evonik, DSM JV to produce omega-3 fatty acids from marine algae

BY Evonik Corp. DSM Nutritional Products and Evonik Nutrition & Care will each hold a 50 percent share in the joint venture and co-own the $200 million production facility, which will be built at an existing site of Evonik and is expected to come on stream in 2019. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

CBA event highlights California's thriving biodiesel market

BY Celia DuBose, the California Biodiesel Alliance Experts from California and all over the U.S. gathered in Sacramento in March to discuss biodiesel in the Golden State. The one-day event, the California Biodiesel Alliance's sixth annual show, addressed challenges and highlighted opportunities. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

American Soybean Association honors Joe Jobe with special award

BY The American Soybean Association The ASA recognized Joe Jobe from Jefferson City, Missouri, with its Special Meritorious Service Award at its annual awards banquet during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Jobe led the National Biodiesel Board for nearly 20 years. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

New 30 MMgy soy biodiesel plant slated for North Dakota

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota Soybean Processors and its subsidiary North Dakota Soybean Processors are moving forward with plans to build a $240 million soybean crush facility and refinery in Spiritwood, North Dakota. The complex will include a 30 MMgy biodiesel plant. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

Pacific Biodiesel launches Hawaii's largest biofuel crop project

BY Pacific Biodiesel The initial crop project on 115 acres will expand diversified agriculture by growing combine-harvested oil crops on land previously used for sugar cane production. Pacific Biodiesel hosted a Hawaiian blessing Feb. 24 to mark the project's beginning. READ MORE

February 26, 2017

Camelina, canola show promise as cool-season crops

BY The Crop Science Society of America Extension agronomist Stephen Kaffka and his team at UC Davis, including project scientist Nic George, explored growing cool-season crops such as canola and camelina in the same areas where California farmers typically grow warm-season crops. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Texas A&M’s Oil Mill Operators short course set for April 2-4

BY Ron KotrbaThe Texas A&M oil mill operators short course will be held April 2-4 in College Station, Texas. Topics of interest to the biodiesel sector include maximizing oil recovery, new process technologies and greenhouse gas legislation. Registration is $150. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

PHYCO2, MSU make wastewater reusable through pure algae growth

BY PHYCO2 During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2's algae photobioreactor can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and cultivation. READ MORE