US, Argentina surge in world biodiesel production rankings

A report conducted by Santiago & Sinclair, a Texas-based renewable energy consultant group with offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, forecasted that Argentina will become the world's third largest biodiesel producer, with the U.S. surging to No. 2.
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Federal court issues temporary injunction against Calif. LCFS

On Dec. 29, Judge Lawrence O'Neill of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a ruling preventing the California Air Resources Board from enforcing the state's low carbon fuels standard (LCFS) during pending litigation.
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Evogene forms subsidiary to expand castor bean activity in Brazil

Israel-based Evogene Ltd. has launched a subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., to accelerate development and commercialization of castor bean varieties in Brazil for biodiesel and biojet fuel production, as well as to expand biofuel R&D activities in Isreal.
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American Soybean Association highlights 2011 accomplishments

The ASA recently highlighted accomplishments it made in policy and advocacy, and domestic and international use of soy. It noted that the joint effort to extend the biodiesel credit at the end of 2010 spurred record industry production in 2011.
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Corning secures long-term diesel supply agreements

"Corning remains committed to the emissions-control industry," said Mark Beck, senior vice president of CET. "We will continue to invest in technology and capacity to support our strategic customers and their anticipated growth in emerging markets."
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Latest EIA numbers show biodiesel consumption on the rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Monthly Energy Review in late December. Biodiesel consumption continued to grow throughout the first nine months of 2011. The report has data on production, consumption, trade and stocks.
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Gushan announces significant drop in biodiesel production

Chinese biodiesel producer Gushan Environmental Energy Ltd. recently announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011, showing that the company's biodiesel sales volume has decreased by 94 percent since the same quarter last year.
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New Leaf Biofuel to supply biodiesel to San Diego school buses

San Diego-based New Leaf Biofuel has forged an agreement with the San Diego Unified School District to supply biodiesel to its fleet of more than 500 buses through the city's intergovernmental fuel contract by the end of the 2014-'15 school year.
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November 27-29, 2012

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