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February 20, 2020

USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda is a solution for farmers, environment

BY USDA Found In:Feedstock, North AmericaThrough the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the USDA will stimulate innovation so that American agriculture can achieve the goal of increasing production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

ADM to run Class 8 trucks on B100 with Optimus’ Vector System

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Use, North AmericaA wide range of organizations announced a partnership Feb. 20 to conduct a year-long validation project of biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world fleet applications. Five ADM trucks will be outfitted to run on B100 biodiesel. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Sens. Ernst, Grassley urge IRS to pay BTC claims quickly

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaSens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa are urging the Internal Revenue Service to quickly process 2018-’19 biodiesel tax credit (BTC) claims after Congress reinstated the incentive retroactively from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2022. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

IRS revises Form 8849 Schedule 3 for 2018-’19 BTC claims

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaOn Feb. 14 the IRS issued a revised Form 8849 Schedule 3 necessary to file claims for the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit for 2018 and 2019. The IRS issued guidance Jan. 15 on the special one-time claim procedure. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

Sandals explores expanding biodiesel project beyond St. Lucia

BY Sandals Resorts International Found In:Feedstock, Production, Use, North America, Latin AmericaFollowing the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in St. Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring ways to expand its model of oil collection, conversion and biodiesel use on all islands where Sandals and Beaches resorts operate. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit abstract deadline extended

BY BBI International Found In:Business, ProductionThe deadline to submit speaker presentation abstracts for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit in Minneapolis June 15-17 has been extended. Abstracts are now being accepted through Feb. 21. Submit your idea at biodieseltechnologysummit.com. READ MORE

February 13, 2020

Forge secures Shell investment for Ontario renewable diesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Production, North AmericaForge Hydrocarbons secured an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a 28.4 MMly renewable diesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, Canada, at a cost of CAD$30 million. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Plans abandoned for soybean crush facility in Spiritwood, ND

BY North Dakota Soybean Processors Found In:Feedstock, North AmericaAfter more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time, North Dakota Soybean Processors announced that it is abandoning its efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota. READ MORE

INDUSTRY EVENTS

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 15-17, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

June 15-17, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

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