ASTM committee sanctions new voluntary No.1-B grade for biodiesel

A new voluntary No. 1-B grade for biodiesel (B100) passed the ASTM D2 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants this past spring and the results were sanctioned by the ASTM Committee on Standards in a meeting held late last week.
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Former Absolute Fuels CEO arrested, criminal proceedings begin

Gunselman is in federal custody being held without bond. A detention hearing was scheduled for July 24 at 11:30 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Mathy in San Antonio. Gunselman is alleged to have produced approximately 48 million bad RINs.
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Vilsack praises biodiesel for role in revitalizing rural economy

At the Soy Energy biodiesel plant July 23, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the thriving business of biodiesel in Iowa is driving innovation and revitalizing the rural economy. He called it a shining example of resilient American agriculture.
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BDI, LPCiminelli form teaming agreement for waste-based projects

Austria-based biodiesel process technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with LPCiminelli Inc., a construction company out of Buffalo, N.Y., to grow BDI-BioEnergy's waste-to-energy technology in the U.S.
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RINtrust program formed as RFS2 engineering review deadline nears

Frazier Barnes & Associates has partnered with RIN Attest and Advisory Services to form RINtrust LLC, offering a unique bundle of services to ensure valid RINs. Also, for plants registered in 2010, engineering review updates are due Jan. 31, 2013.
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EM Biofuels launches RINPlus program to validate biodiesel RINs

Houston-based EM Biofuels LLC is launching its trademarked RINPlus assurance program, a web-enabled platform that allows obligated parties under the renewable fuel standard to verify the genealogy of each batch of renewable identification numbers.
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Worldwide collaboration for sustainable development, renewables

IRENA and ECN have signed a memorandum of understanding by which both parties will strengthen their activities through increased efficiency and higher quality, with the ultimate aim of enhancing sustainable development and renewable energy globally.
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NAABB executive director named leader of LANL bioscience division

The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts announced Executive Director Jose Olivares has been selected to serve as division leader for the bioscience division, a central hub for biotechnology development at Los Alamos National Lab.
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