India official sheds light on local biodiesel industry

The statement, posted to the government's website, is attributed to information provided by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, in a written response to a question posed to him in Lok Sabha, India's lower house of parliament.
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AGQM, FAM announce 2012 biodiesel round robin tests

The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) is once again organizing a round robin test for biodiesel and rapeseed oil fuel, in cooperation with the Fachausschuss fur Mineralol- und Brennstoffnormung (FAM). Laboratories register by April 27.
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Argonne Nat'l Lab researchers publish paper on algae GHG analysis

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory published a scientific paper that identifies key parameters for algal biofuel production using the GREET model, which models GHG emissions, regulated emissions and energy use for transportation fuels.
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World Health Energy Holdings announces addition to existing MOU

According to information released by the company, the project with Prime Inc. would include the development of a biodiesel production facility that includes 250 acres of algae production. The budget for the project could be up to $100 million.
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20 New England oilheat dealers pledge to switch to Bioheat

The positive movement towards modernizing traditional home heating oil in the Northeast with cleaner-burning biodiesel has gained new momentum. Twenty new oilheat dealers officially registered as Bioheat dealers at the New England Bioheat Symposium.
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BASF to divest QTA Quality Trait Analysis division to Eurofins

BASF, the chemical company, announced March 23 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its QTA Quality Trait Analysis division in an asset sale to a wholly owned subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific Inc., located in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Pacific Biodiesel to host job fair for Big Island Biodiesel plant

The initial list of positions to be filled at the Big Island plant include facility manager, administrative assistant, plant operators, shift managers and shipping/receiving agents. Applications will be available at the event for completion on site.
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Biodiesel production down from record peaks late last year

The U.S. biodiesel industry produced 135 million gallons of fuel in the first two months of 2012, says the EPA, down from the record production late last year when the industry exceeded 100 million gallons a month, peaking at 160 million in December.
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