Jobe: 'RIN fraud is not a victimless crime,' staffs task force

National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe kicked off the 2012 National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando by telling the audience that if you commit RIN fraud, you will go to jail. To combat this serious issue, NBB is staffing a RIN integrity task force.
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Piedmont proves liquid enzyme catalysis works at commercial scale

The innovative team at Piedmont Biofuels has developed the first commercial-scale transesterification process using liquid, rather than immobilized, enzymes for biodiesel production. Founder Rachel Burton gives details at the national biodiesel show.
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Petroleum representatives candidly express contempt for RFS2

A panel of petroleum trade association representatives gathered together for the National Biodiesel Conference's opening general session on Feb. 6. Charles Drevna, president of the AFPMA, promptly took center stage with his cut-to-the-quick remarks.
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BASF inaugurates its first South American sodium methylate plant

The Brazilian plant has a capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year and is supplying the regional market. Production started at the end of 2011 and the plant has been continuously performing. It's BASF's first sodium methylate plant in South America.
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Highest biodiesel honors awarded at national conference in Fla.

The National Biodiesel Board recognized the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and other biodiesel champions at the annual "Eye on Biodiesel" awards presentation. The awards were presented at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo this week.
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Florida-based grease recycling company signs on new clients

Florida-based grease recycling company Freedom Environmental Services Inc. recently announced it has signed service contracts with 14 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants to provide ongoing grease trap maintenance and grease collection.
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EIA report shows continued increase in biodiesel production

The U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration issued its monthly biodiesel statistics during the final week of January. According to those figures, U.S. biodiesel production continued to increase as the year came to a close.
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TerViva Bioenergy works to bring pongamia oil to feedstock market

As research continues to mount in an effort to find low-cost breeding, cultivation and harvesting methods of nonfood-based oil-bearing crops such as jatropha, moringa and algae for biodiesel production, TerViva Bioenergy is focusing on pongamia.
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Senators talk biofuels at ACS briefing, senate committee hearing

Several federal lawmakers addressed the issues of renewable energy and advanced biofuels this week. On Jan. 30, U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., spoke at the ACS briefing on advanced biofuels. A day later a senate hearing on energy took place.
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UK researcher develops microbubble algae dewatering system

The research team led by chemical and biological engineering professor Will Zimmerman developed an inexpensive method to produce microbubbles that float algae cells to the surface of the solution, which makes harvesting easier, cheaper and faster.
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