Biodiesel RIN prices reach new highs, could be headed higher

Biomass-based diesel RIN prices have reached a new high, trading today at $1.20, and some say there is no indication that those prices will drop for the next several months. This brings the dollar credit plus the RIN value up to $2.80 per gallon now.
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Details of biofuel appropriations in DOE FY2012 budget request

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu detailed President Obama's $29.5 billion Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the U.S. DOE this week. The request is part of an administration-wide plan to win the future by out-innovating the rest of the world.
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USDA announces changes to bioenergy programs

The USDA has announced interim rule changes to three renewable energy programs authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, including the Biorefinery Assistance Program, the Repowering Assistance Program and the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels.
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US military supports Hawaii biodiesel crop demonstration project

This month Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie introduced a new oilseed crop research program, the Biodiesel Crop Demonstration Project, which will span two years as part of the state's efforts toward energy and agricultural autonomy.
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Archer Daniels Midland invests in Brazilian palm production

Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced that it plans to invest in sustainable palm production in Brazil over a five-year period. The investment, according to the company, encompasses approximately 12,000 hectares of palm production in Para.
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Canadian company to acquire Alabama biodiesel asset

Regina, Saskatchewan-based Clean Power Concepts Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Alabama Bio Energy LLC and its subsidiary, Eagle BioDiesel Inc., which owns and operates a 36.5 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Bridgeport.
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NREL releases latest B20 biodiesel fuel quality results

Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., presented the latest biodiesel quality survey results at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo this week, and the results are favorable.
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Different views of food vs. fuel shared at NBB conference

Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo had the opportunity to explore the food vs. fuel debate from several different angles - from a farmer, scientist and economist - during a session titled Vantage Point: Four Views of Food and Fuel.
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Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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