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December 19, 2014

REG, Neste settle patent lawsuits, enter into license agreement

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, North America, EuropeFinland's Neste Oil and Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group both announced Dec. 19 that the companies have settled their patent infringement lawsuits against each other regarding renewable diesel processes and have entered into a new license agreement. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

Algae.Tec to raise more funds for pilot plant working capital

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Asia-PacificAlgae.Tec Ltd. announced an agreement with its largest partner, Reliance Industrial Investments, to raise $AUD2.4 million ($USD1.94 million) to provide additional working capital for development of an algae pilot plant in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Senate passes tax extenders; biodiesel credit to be reinstated

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. Senate passed the tax extenders package that the House passed earlier this month, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. The BTC will be stated retroactively back to Jan. 1, and is good only through Dec. 31 of this year. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Amyris renewable jet fuel receives regulatory approval in Brazil

BY Amyris Inc. Found In:Use, Latin AmericaAmyris Inc. welcomed the approval of its renewable jet fuel by Brazil's fuels regulator, ANP, clearing the way for the commercialization in Brazil of the Amyris renewable jet fuel in blends of up to 10 percent. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

AGQM's 9th No-harm Test Round on oxidation stabilizers begins

BY AGQM Found In:Quality, EuropeThe German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started a new test round of biodiesel oxidation stabilizers. The sophisticated tests aim at eliminating possible detrimental interactions of additives when blended with diesel fuel. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

REG completes upgrades at Newton, Iowa, biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Found In:Business, Production, North AmericaOn Dec. 15, Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy nameplate biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce an even higher purity biodiesel from a wider variety of raw materials. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

ASTM approves spec for heating oil with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Quality, Use, North AmericaThe updated ASTM D396 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils with the new grade for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel will be finalized and published by ASTM for public use after the usual ASTM review and editing process. It's expected by February. READ MORE

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