Identifying, avoiding scams in large biodiesel project funding

Financing large projects that include biodiesel processors, crushers and support equipment has become very complex, attracting a new type of predator with clever tricks to fraudulently divert investment revenue streams to him. Learn to spot them.
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Nazzaro gives biodiesel pointers to fuel handlers in webinar

The National Biodiesel Board held a free webinar June 13 presented by Paul Nazzaro, petroleum liaison to the NBB and president of Massachusetts-based Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc. His presentation was given from the downstream point of view.
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Accused biodiesel RIN scammer Rodney Hailey on trial this week

In the U.S. District Court of Maryland this week, the jury trial of Clean Green Fuel LLC owner Rodney Hailey, charged with carrying out a $9 million scam involving the distribution of 32.2 million invalid RINs, is underway. Judge Quarles presides.
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VG Energy, UniQuest to optimize algae 'lipid trigger' compound

VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, entered into an agreement with UniQuest Pty. Ltd., the commercialization arm of the University of Queensland, to optimize the use of Metabolic Disruption Technology compounds in algae lipid production.
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N3Pharma awards Incbio contract for transesterification unit

Designed to transesterify a total capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year of fish oil with ethanol (ethylation), it will be fully built with food-grade materials and components, and include excess ethanol recovery. The plant will operate in Norway.
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MOU signed for ultrasonic biodiesel technology joint venture

International Procurement Tools and Incbio announced June 18 the signing of an MOU to form a joint venture to cooperate in the sale, marketing, distribution, design and installation of Incbio's breakthrough ultrasonic cavitation technology worldwide.
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Piedmont to hold enzymatic biodiesel plant ribbon-cutting June 22

Piedmont Biofuels will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 22 for its new FaESTER enzymatic biodiesel refinery. The plant is adjacent to Piedmont's existing production facility. The process uses enzymes, not chemicals, for biodiesel catalysis.
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Enterprise Holdings increases biodiesel use in airport shuttles

Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is converting even more of its airport shuttle buses to 20 percent biodiesel (B20) and exploring other clean fuel options.
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NH bill restricts ability for state to join LCFS programs

The New Hampshire legislature aims to prohibit the state from participating in any LCFS programs that require quotas, caps or mandates on transportation, industrial and home heating fuels without authorization from the state legislature.
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