Stabenow amendment to extend biodiesel tax credit voted down

Legislation that would have extended the biodiesel tax incentive through the end of the year was voted down by the U.S. Senate this afternoon. The amendment to the Surface Transportation Bill, S. 1813, was sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
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Motiva to add ULSD heating oil, biodiesel storage at NJ terminal

Motiva Enterprises LLC, a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, plans to switch its high sulfur diesel heating oil storage over to ULSD heating oil at its 5 MM bbl terminal in Sewaren, N.J.
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SarTec wins grant to build farm-scale plant using Mcgyan process

Anoka-based SarTec Corp. has been awarded $400,000 under a Minnesota ag funding initiative to support a project that will include the design and construction of a small-scale, on-farm biodiesel processor employing the company's Mcgyan technology.
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Thai biochemical plant converts glycerin into epichlorohydrin

Epichlorohydrin is a feedstock for the production of epoxy resins used in corrosion protection coatings and in the electronics, automotive and aerospace industries. Solvay's new Thai plant can produce 100,000 metric tons of epichlorohydrin per year.
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JOil achieves first-year yields in India jatropha field trials

JOil Pte. Ltd., a joint venture consisting of Singapore-based Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, TATA Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho Group, has achieved first-year yields in its Tamil Nadu, India, field trials of more than 2 tons of seed per hectare.
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Biodiesel statement on Obama administration's energy blueprint

The National Biodiesel Board released a statement Monday regarding the Obama administration's update to its Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future, which highlighted the success of the renewable fuel standard in increasing domestic fuel production.
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National Biodiesel Board introduces first phase of RIN solution

The first phase of the National Biodiesel Board's measures to help restore integrity to the renewable identification number (RIN) credit market was established yesterday after NBB held a town hall meeting with its members to discuss the plan.
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Florida Biodiesel sells two processors made by 70CentsaGallon.com

L T Scientific purchased the B-15 model of processor. Information released by Florida Biodiesel notes that the model can be assembled in 60 minutes and used to produce 10-gallon batches of ASTM biodiesel made from virgin or used oils, or animal fats.
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