Obama addresses biofuels during virtual town hall meeting

President Barack Obama addressed the need to expedite the development of new, more efficient second-generation biofuel technologies during a recent town hall meeting held via Twitter. The event was hosted by Twitter's Jack Dorsey.
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BASF testing procedure for B100 adopted by ASTM

The ASTM D6751 biodiesel specification will soon include three additional test methods for B100. The tests methods will use a BASF patented infrared spectroscopy process for the rapid analysis of total glycerin, free glycerin and cloud point.
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New Holland sponsors UN climate change convention reception

New Holland Agriculture, a manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment and a division of CNH Global N.V., announced that it has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of the Climate Action Networking Reception. The event kicks off in November.
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Chicago Park District launches new biodiesel production program

Through a public/private partnership with Darling International, in participation from this year's Taste of Chicago and area restaurants for the supply of feedstock, the Chicago Park District officially launched a biodiesel production program.
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REG completes SoyMor purchase in Albert Lea, Minn.

Renewable Energy Group Inc. has completed the purchase of substantially all of SoyMor Biodiesel LLC's assets in Albert Lea, Minn., including the30 MMgy biodiesel plant and the soy lecithin facility of SoyMor Cooperative in exchange for common stock.
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UWO researchers magnetize algae to optimize growth, lipid yield

University of Western Ontario scientists have discovered that exposing microalgae to static magnetic fields could be viable route for optimizing the growth rate and lipid production of microalgae by doubling them, economizing the process four-fold.
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Grassley Q&A: Looking forward with biodiesel

The office of Iowa's U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley recently distributed a Q&A on biodiesel titled, "Looking forward with biodiesel," in which the senator discusses the biodiesel tax credit, his legislation to extend the credit, and the economy.
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French researchers develop enzymatic reactor process

A new biocatalyst developed at the Centre de Recherches Paul Pascal could greatly improve continuous biodiesel production processes. According to Renal Backov, professor at CRPP, there are two main features of the work.
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