3 more international airlines hold biojet demonstrations

It has been a big week for the biobased aviation fuel industry, with three airlines holding biojet demonstration flights. Porter Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Qantas all successfully demonstrated the use of biobased jet fuel in their aircraft.
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Imperial Petroleum CEO resigns, e-Biofuels files bankruptcy

Imperial Petroleum Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary e-Biofuels LLC recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. CEO and Chief Financial Officer Timothy Jones also resigned this month.
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Fla. energy bill becomes law, includes biofuel tax exemptions

Under the newly enacted Florida energy legislation, which became law despite the fact that Gov. Rick Scott never signed it, a sales tax exemption is established for materials used in the distribution of B10-B100, E10-E100 and other renewables.
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Agrisoma partners with Paterson Grain for carinata distribution

According to Agrisoma Biosciences, carinata is commonly known as Ethiopian mustard and is well suited for production in semi-arid areas. The company says its variety of commercialized carinata produces seeds with an average oil content of 44 percent.
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Opinion: The role of an alternative fuels project consultant

Lee Enterprises Consulting CEO Wayne Lee offers his views on the role of an alternative fuels project consultant during project development. And while consultants come at a cost, the good ones should save clients more money than what they charge.
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BioMCN, ED&F Man sign supply deal for Argentine glycerin

Netherlands-based BioMCN signed an agreement with commodity supplier ED&F Man for the sourcing, risk management and delivery of crude glycerin from the biodiesel process. The glycerin will be sourced from Argentina, a top biodiesel producing nation.
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Community trap grease biodiesel project seeks additional funding

A research team investigating the possibility converting trap grease collected from Cincinnati sewer systems into biodiesel will be presenting the initial results of its project at the U.S. EPA's 2012 National Sustainable Design Expo April 21-22.
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Whole Energy expands distribution infrastructure into Portland

The Portland terminal, under construction by Bellingham, Wash.-based Whole Energy Fuels, will provide convenient service to public fleets, private fleets and regional fuel distribution customers with affordably priced neat biodiesel and fuel blends.
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International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

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