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News Category: Biodiesel News
Aug 23, 2017
US-based NBB Fair Trade Coalition succeeds in latest stage of biodiesel import cases
BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 23, 2017
Scientists in India have investigated ways in which toxic algal bloom can be used for cultivating Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a freshwater algae increasingly considered a candidate for biodiesel production. Although algae are naturally occurring, excessive amounts of nutrients in a body of water can lead to rapid multiplication... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 17, 2017
US biofuels marketer Targray has announced the launch of a new turnkey biodiesel solution for the convenience and fuelling retailing segment. The new ‘24/7 biodiesel solution’, aims to simplify biofuel procurement for the convenience store sector. Created following a two year pilot programme and a range of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 16, 2017
A German green group is pushing for court enforced diesel bans in 16 cities, according to Reuters. The news comes in the wake of prosecutors widening the investigation into German car manufacturer Volkswagen, which two years ago admitted to deliberately cheating US pollution tests. According to Reuters, the... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 15, 2017
SCB Brokers, the ‘world’s largest’ biofuel brokerage group of companies, has become the newest member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). With a significant advocacy presence in Washington, SCB brings over a decade of experience in the biofuel industry to the NBB. “We are excited to have SCB... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 14, 2017
Increases in the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirement have failed to prevent a fall in biodiesel consumption, according to the German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: UFOP). The GHG reduction requirement increased from 3.5% to 4%... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 11, 2017
Researchers from Michigan State University are experimenting with harvesting seed oil in the hope of developing a biofuel that could one day power jets and cars. In a recently published study detailing their work, the scientists demonstrate how chloroplast, where photosynthesis occurs, participates in new ways to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 7, 2017
A Jamaican biodiesel research programme is now in the vehicular trials phase, according to a press release from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). PCJ has been working on the research with Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 7, 2017
Biodiesel production in Malaysia for 2017 is expected to be little changed from 2016, according to Reuters. According to the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA), forecasts have been revised down since the start of the year due to delays in meeting biofuel mandates. "(Last year) saw half a... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 4, 2017
Minnesota is set to double its biodiesel standards to a 20% blend, following endorsement from the commissioners of the state's agriculture, pollution and commerce departments From next summer the state’s biodiesel standard will be 20%, up from the current 10%, the administration of Governor Mark Dayton announced... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 2, 2017
US researchers are examining discarded papayas as part of a zero-waste system to produce algal oils for biodiesel. In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using a type of green algae known as Auxenochlorella protothecoides (formerly Chlorella protothecoides). She... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 28, 2017
The European Commission (EC) has postponed a vote designed to set its response to Argentina's successful World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge to EU anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports, according to media reports. The vote was postponed on Thursday 27th July, 2017. The current anti-dumping duties for Argentina amount... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 27, 2017
The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an “unrealistic policy”, according to renewable energy expert Devin Walker. Significantly, Walker also notes that in some circumstances the manufacture of electric cars themselves can actually produce even more... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 26, 2017
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the ‘cleanest’ proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the US. “Biodiesel has been a key to help California meet its intense carbon... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 24, 2017
The European biodiesel industry is urging the European Commission to stop its proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. Member States are to decide on the Commission’s proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The European... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 19, 2017
The co-owners of a Waterloo, Indiana based biofuel producer have been formally sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud, according to Inside Indiana Business. Fred Witmer and Gary Jury were the owners of Triton Energy and Gen2 Renewable Diesel. Witmer has been sentenced to... [Read More]