Piedmont founder receives Researcher of the Year award

The founder of Pittsboro, N.C.-based Piedmont Biofuels has been recognized with the National Biodiesel Board's 2011 "Biodiesel Researcher of the Year" award. Rachel Burton received the award at a ceremony held in Kansas City, Mo.
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Minn. commissioners recommend delaying move from B5 to B10

The content mandate is set to increase to B10 in 2012 and B20 in 2015. The law states, however, that certain conditions must be met before the increase to B10 occurs. A letter issued to six committee chairs says not all conditions have been met yet.
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Australia passes carbon tax, sets price at $23 a ton

The government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard will implement a plan to cut roughly 160 million tons of carbon pollution by 2020, and provide tax cuts, household payments and pensions for homeowners and small businesses affected by the new tax.
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YouTube video documents Alabama biodiesel success stories

For years the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition has been providing informative workshops, seminars and just about everything else to help Alabamans understand the benefits of biodiesel. Now there's a YouTube video chronicling various instate B20 usage.
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Camelina field trials, biodiesel evaluation continue in Fla.

Florida-based Green Oil Solutions Inc. has announced successful production of camelina biodiesel, from field trials to harvesting, pressing and processing. According to a company director, the fuel met the ASTM D6751biodiesel quality spec.
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Biodiesel industry statement on Supreme Court RFS2 decision

The NBB released the following statement Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has rejected a petition from the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and the American Petroleum Institute challenging the EPA's RFS2 program.
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Amtrak presents details on year-long Heartland Flyer B20 trial

Amtrak reported at a recent railroad conference that the use of B20 during a year-long trial in its Heartland Flyer locomotive resulted in no more wear than straight ultra-low sulfur diesel, with no reduction in performance or reliability.
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Neb. bankruptcy court allows trustee to sell Beatrice Biodiesel

The Nebraska Bankruptcy Court has entered an order granting the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Rick Lange permission to sell the assets of Beatrice Biodiesel. The assets may be sold by private sale or at auction Nov. 29 with a minimum $5 million bid.
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