EU member states increase biofuel blending quotas

Several member states in the European Union have increased their national biofuel blending obligations this year compared with 2010 on the basis of energy content. UFOP says while biodiesel consumption will rise, idled capacity will still exist.
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Company adds blending infrastructure in Minnesota

A new fuel terminal in the Minneapolis metro area will offer biodiesel-blended fuels. The Rosemount Clean Energies facility, which sits on a 50-acre industrial site, will offer biofuel injection blending. The state will soon mandate B10 usage.
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Propel Fuels, PC&F to expand retail station network in Western US

Propel and PC&F have identified more than 80 potential locations for Clean Fuel Points throughout PC&F's network of 300 stations in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, which operate under various brands like Chevron, 76, Conoco and Circle K.
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Artisan Industries explains 3 reasons for new vertical processor

Artisan Industries will now offer a vertical version of their mechanically aided thin film processor, the Rototherm V. According to Perry Alasti, senior vice president process technology, there are roughly 10 companies in the world that make these.
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Lux Research study addresses future of biorefining investments

A new study by Lux Research Inc. has found that although investment in alternative fuels remained flat last year, a four-year low at $930 million for startups, funding for feedstock-agnostic and end-product flexible technologies was more common.
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Department of the Navy goes green with Osprey

The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of the Navy's energy goals by successfully flying a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on biofuel Aug. 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
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AMERIgreen plans Energy Independence Convoy

Pennsylvania-based fuel dealer AMERIgreen Energy Inc. is hosting its Energy Independence Convoy on Aug. 25. The event, modeled after the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, aims to raise awareness about our dependence on foreign oil.
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Study shows alligator fat an effective biodiesel feedstock

Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have shown alligator fat to be an effective feedstock for biodiesel production. The team, led by Rakesh Bajpai, has published its findings in an American Chemical Society journal.
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