Northwest producers unite, tell Congress to reinstate tax credit

Last week as the National Biodiesel Conference took place in Orlando, a group of biodiesel producers and stakeholders in the Northwest U.S. issued a joint statement to support the reinstatement of the $1 per gallon federal biodiesel blenders credit.
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Valero representative discusses biodiesel storage at conference

Andy Szabo with Valero Terminaling and Distribution spoke to a room full of people at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo last week about the company's biodiesel storage practices. Valero owns 16 oil refineries with 3 million Bbl/day capacity.
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PetroAlgae changes name to Parabel to better reflect new strategy

Florida-based PetroAlgae Inc. has changed its name to Parabel Inc. According to information released by the company, the new name better reflects its strategic changes and commercial milestones. Its pending IPO registration was amended in December.
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Navy operational energy director tours Australian biofuel plant

The U.S. Navy's search for alternative fuels stretches beyond U.S. borders. According to information released by Australia-based Queensland University of Technology, Navy officials visited its Mackay Renewable Biocommodities pilot plant this month.
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Bridgeport Biodiesel holds grand opening for new plant in Conn.

Originally conceived in 2008, Bridgeport BioDiesel co-owner Debbie Russo told Biodiesel Magazine that the new 1 MMgy multifeedstock plant is one of several tenants sited at an ecoindustrial park that is currently under development in Bridgeport.
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ERI Solutions, Lee Enterprises Consulting form strategic alliance

Lee Enterprises announced the formation of a strategic alliance with ERI Solutions Inc., a leading provider of environmental, health and safety services in the renewable fuels industry. ERI Solutions works with more than 80 biofuel production plants.
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Biodiesel essay scholarship taking applications in Minnesota

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is accepting applications for its 2012 Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Essay Scholarship open to all high school seniors in Minnesota. The winning 1,000-word essay will be worth $1,600.
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Experts agree biodiesel must be part of a sustainable society

Scientists, academics and economic analysts gathered for the National Biodiesel Conference's Sustainability Symposium, organized by the USDA and U.S. DOE, saying fuels like biodiesel protect U.S. energy security and help combat climate change.
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April 16-16, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
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International Biomass
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April 16-19, 2012
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International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
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Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
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Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

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