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FAO report: jatropha a promising crop

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has joined the supporters of jatropha as a possible feedstock for biodiesel production. In conjunction with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the FAO has published a report that outlines the benefits and uses of the crop, titled, "Jatropha: A Smallholder Bioenergy Crop." The report states, "Jatropha is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel that, if well exploited, can provide opportunities for good returns and rural development."READ MORE

Dynamic Fuels co-owner reports loss

Construction of Dynamic Fuels Inc.'s 75 MMgy biorefinery in Geismar, La. is nearly complete; however the joint venture's technology provider has reported a second quarter loss. The facility, which is being developed by Tyson Foods Inc. and Syntroleum Corp., will produce renewable diesel, naphtha and petroleum gas. The good news for the technology provider Syntroleum, however, is that in comparison to losses recorded in 2009, the 2010 second quarter loss is much less. Syntroleum, which has constructed the plant, reported 2009 net income losses of roughly $3.8 million, but this year, only $1.02 million, according to Syntroleum's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

Trinity Research launches new service

UK-based biodiesel chemical supplier Trinity Research launched an "Ask a Chemist" service aimed at providing visitors to its new website the opportunity to pose a question to an experienced laboratory chemist. For a nominal fee of $13USD (10 Euro), the chemists will answer any question related to the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biodiesel industries.READ MORE

Report: Biofuel not cause of food price spike

A report recently published by the World Bank's Development Prospects Group argues that biofuel production has had a much smaller impact on food price increases than originally thought, but that the use of commodities by investment funds may have been partially responsible for the 2007/08 price spike. According to the report, titled "Placing the 2006/08 Commodity Price Boon into Perspective," a stronger link between energy and non-energy commodity prices is likely the dominant influence on development in commodity markets, especially food markets.READ MORE

Biodiesel plant breaks ground in Mass.

Northeast Biodiesel LLC and Co-op Power held a groundbreaking event for the construction of a 3.5 MMgy biodiesel plant in Greenfield, Mass. Led by majority shareholder Co-op Power, the cooperative effort invested $2.5 million into the development of the plant. "The two key factors enabling us to move forward now are technology changes permitting production of biodiesel at smaller scales and the patience of our investors," said Larry Union, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Biodiesel LLC. The company will initially install a single 1.75 MMgy processing unit with plans to add an additional unit by 2012.READ MORE

Program trains low-income youth on biodiesel

New Orleans-based nonprofit Operation Reach Inc. is seeking $25,000 in funding from the Pepsi Refresh Project Do Good for the Gulf program to support a local biodiesel education project. The initiative, titled the "Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project," provides green job training to young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who reside low-income communities in the New Orleans area. Members of the public can vote on the Pepsi website for their favorite project. Up to 10 projects that receive the most votes will be awarded funding.READ MORE

Lincoln submits biodiesel amendment

The most recent legislative vehicle that could bring the biodiesel tax credit back to life is once again stalled at a crossroads in Congress. This time, the tax credit remains in flux as Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., struggle to agree on the Small Business Bill and the number of amendments the Senate will vote on in the bill. During their first meeting, Reid offered three amendments while McConnell offered eight. Both Senators however, proposed to include an amendment for the biodiesel tax credit extension, but have not yet agreed on the total number of amendments.READ MORE

New York City passes B2 oilheat mandate

On July 29, the New York City Council unanimously voted to pass air quality legislation that will ensure all heating oil used within the city contains biodiesel. The legislation, which expected to be signed into law within two weeks, will require the use of a B2 blend of heating oil starting in October 2012.READ MORE
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