Thailand imposes export surcharge on crude palm oil

A recent Global Agricultural Information Network report filed with the USDA FAS shows reports that Thailand's Ministry of Commerce has imposed an export surcharge of approximately $317 per metric ton on crude palm oil, effective through June 30.
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Indian researchers study lipid production potential of fungi

Research scientists from India's University of Pune published a paper on their work using oleaginous fungi and lignocellulosic biomass to produce single-cell oils for biodiesel feedstock. The most promising isolate found is aspergillus terreus.
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RIN prices drop, overbuying may be viable strategy in this market

With lowered D4 RIN prices, experts are advising obligated parties to overbuy their volume obligation requirements in order to have sufficient RIN inventory with which to immediately replace RINs that may later be invalidated as a result of fraud.
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Ohio algae membrane company wins grant, plans demonstrations

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Eco2Capture of Ohio Inc. a $100,000 grant to support the demonstration of its membrane technology to aid in algae growth through its Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund.
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Diesel technician curriculum for biodiesel accredited by ASE

Biodiesel may soon be a word as commonplace as scan tool or torque wrench in the shop talk that takes place in garages. That's because biodiesel has taken a leap forward in becoming fully integrated into the education that diesel mechanics receive.
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Big Island Biodiesel grand opening ceremony planned for July 2

Pacific Biodiesel Inc. will hold a grand opening ceremony July 2 for its newest, most technologically advanced biodiesel facility, Big Island Biodiesel. The plant, Pacific Biodiesel's thirteenth, is scaled at 5.5 MMgy and is designed for expansion.
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Centre for Jatropha Promotion announces pongamia progress

The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel announced progress on its work with pongamia, a legume tree that bears inedible oilseeds. It has developed a highly productive variety of the plant and a set of best practices enabling high oil yields.
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FEC Solutions introduces Corn Oil ONE to remove FFAs, moisture

FEC Solutions announced June 6 at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis that it is partnering in the development and commercialization of a new technology system designed to remove free fatty acids and moisture from corn oil.
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Murex touts 100 percent validity in 7.6 billion moved RINs

Since the launch of RFS, Murex has moved more than 7.6 billion RINs all with 100 percent validity. In 2011, Murex marketed more than 300 million advanced RINs while continuing development of a verification program that far exceeds industry standards.
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Industry Events

Algae Biomass Summit

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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