USDA Economic Research Service studies future RIN prices

Biodiesel RIN prices have remained high in 2011, with prices trading significantly higher than ethanol RINs. The study notes these high biodiesel RIN prices imply a more binding biodiesel mandate with mandate-driven effects on feedstock markets.
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Crimson Renewable Energy reopens 25 MMgy Bakersfield plant

The company recently reconfigured the plant to process a variety of low-grade materials like used cooking oil, yellow grease and animal fats in order to help its customers meet their California Low Carbon Fuel Standard compliance obligations.
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Greenleaf Biofuels holds 10 MMgy plant groundbreaking ceremony

Greenleaf Biofuels LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 10 MMgy biodiesel plant in New Haven, Conn., on Nov. 4. The event took place adjacent to the cleared building lot with New Haven Terminal's waterfront petroleum terminal.
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ADM eyes Alberta, Canada, for new 70 MMgy canola biodiesel plant

Global agribusiness firm Archer Daniels Midland Co. has proposed to build a 265 MMly (70 MMgy) biodiesel production plant in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, a project that would boost ADM's North American biodiesel production capacity by 50 percent.
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Fla. algae demonstration plant grand opening Nov. 17

What differentiates Culturing Solutions' application, said CEO Dean Tsoupeis, is its ability to mitigate carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases by feeding it into its Phyta-Platform or Phyta-Pond PBRs for enhanced algae cultivation.
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Sapphire secures USDA loan guarantee for NM algae demo facility

The $54.5 million loan guarantee will support the development of Sapphire Energy's demonstration-scale algae production facility in New Mexico, which will produce "green crude" oil from algae that can be refined into transportation fuel.
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USB continues to help fund biodiesel communication initiatives

The United Soybean Board is continuing its work to communicate the benefits biodiesel and Bioheat. For the fourth year the USB and soybean checkoff is partnering with the U.S. DOE's Clean Cities program to build demand for these fuels.
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EIA data show increase in biofuel consumption

Data released by the Energy Information Administration demonstrate that biofuel consumption increased eight-fold, or 800 percent, from 2000 to 2010. The U.S. consumed more than 235 trillion Btu of biofuel in 2000 vs. almost 2 quadrillion Btu in 2010.
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Industry Events

Pacific West Biomass
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January 16-18, 2012
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International Biomass
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April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
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International Fuel Ethanol
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June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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