ASTM to review glycerin use in antifreeze

Glycerin from the biodiesel production process could have a new use, and it's coming from a likely place: engines. ASTM is reviewing a series of new standards for glycerin that would allow the product to replace ethylene glycol in antifreeze.
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Mid-year checkpoint: biodiesel tax credit?

The 2010 political climate was dominated by health care, then unemployment, and finally, just before the end of the year, taxes. What does it all mean for 2011 and the industry's ability to pass an extension of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit?
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Jobe, industry leaders discuss policy goals at biomass conference

Leaders representing the biomass industry met in St. Louis May 3 to discuss the future of the algae, biomass thermal and power, biogas, biofuels and biochemicals industries during the opening session of the International Biomass Conference.
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AlgaePalooza to kick off Backyard Biofuels project

A program in St. Louis is offering citizens the opportunity to become involved with algae biofuel development by collecting algae samples that will be analyzed for oil content at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
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Another unrefined jatropha oil sale for Mission NewEnergy

Mission NewEnergy Ltd. announced that it has sold an additional 280 barrels (38 tons) of unrefined jatropha oil to a new customer in Southeast Asia. Mission sold the jatropha oil for more than $145 per barrel.
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Lee Enterprises, IMA Financial Group form strategic alliance

Consulting firm Lee Enterprises has formed a strategic alliance with specialty broker The IMA Financial Group. IMA has assigned Beau Hudson and David McKinney of Wichita, Kan., to work with Lee Enterprises in serving clients' insurance needs.
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Paper addresses methods for quantitative biodiesel measurements

Wilks Enterprise Inc. recently published a white paper that demonstrates how lower resolution infrared spectroscopy can provide higher performance for quantitative biodiesel measurements.
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EIA releases its Annual Energy Outlook 2011

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released the full version of its Annual Energy Outlook 2011 (AEO2011) report on April 26. The report addresses a wide variety of energy markets and industries, including those related to biofuels.
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Industry Events

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

Algae Biomass Summit

October 25-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

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