Biodiesel RIN fraud causes industry, obligated parties anxiety

In October the EPA charged Maryland-based Clean Green Fuels LLC and Texas-based Absolute Fuels LLC with allegedly producing invalid RINs. Obligated parties that purchased fraudulent RINs may face hefty fines and are required to replace those credits.
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Benchmark Energy supplies UND glycerin for coal-fired operations

BenchMark Energy Corp. has finalized an agreement with the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to deliver 150,000 gallons of unrefined glycerin per month to be used as a Btu supplement in UND's existing coal-fired operations.
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Sloud acquires Tucson, Ariz.-based SouthWest BioFuels

On Nov. 29 Sloud Inc. announced the acquisition of Tucson, Ariz.-based SouthWest BioFuels Inc. According to information released by Sloud, the biodiesel producer is working to develop algae-based biofuels and related biomass products.
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Community-scale producer establishes oil recycling initiative

The organization is working to establish additional grease recycling locations around in the local community, including at select elementary schools, churches and community centers, with a goal to make more biodiesel available to farmers and schools.
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London-based jatropha company goes public

Nabarro LLP recently announced it is advising Nandan on its initial public offering on AIM, which is the London Stock Exchange's international market for smaller, growing companies. According to Nabarro, it has valued Nandan at nearly $260 million.
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Australian partnership breeds new algae harvesting system

The system is trademarked the AlgaeAppliance and is a downsized version of the harvesting system employed at the MBD pilot scale plant in Australia. The company intends it to be an off-the-shelf device for any algae grower to use.
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US biodiesel industry sets new annual production record

The industry has produced more than 802 million gallons of biodiesel in plants from Florida to Iowa to Washington State, the figures show, more than doubling last year's production and breaking the previous record high of 691 million in 2008.
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San Diego biodiesel company forms alliance with major businesses

Buster Halterman and his team at San Diego-based Buster Biofuels have figured out feedstock acquisition and have also partnered with several major San Diego organizations.
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Industry Events

California Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Conference

January 16-16, 2012
San Francisco Marquis Mariott
San Francisco, California

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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