Agri-Source Fuels retains M&A firm to find biodiesel plant buyer

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Agri-Source Fuels LLC has retained Easton, Md.-based Equity Partners CRB to find a buyer for its biodiesel refinery in Dade City, Fla. The plant refines 99.7 percent pure glycerin.
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RFS opponents exploiting drought in election year politics

ABFA President Michael McAdams says opponents of the RFS are exploiting the drought in the Midwest to roll back a policy they never supported in the first place. This disingenuous attack should be seen for what it really is: election year politics.
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Neste Oil completes first phase of its microbial oil pilot plant

The technology is designed to produce feedstock for NExBTL renewable diesel by using yeast and fungi to convert sugars from waste and residues into oil highly efficiently. It uses bioreactors similar to those in the biotech and brewing industries.
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Simi Valley moving company now running trucks on biodiesel

A Simi Valley, Calif.-based, moving company, Acclaimed Movers & Storage, is now running its moving trucks on biodiesel. "The BioFleet of trucks is one thing that Acclaimed is doing to leave a smaller mark on the environment," the company stated.
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Sapphire commercial demo algae-to-energy facility now operational

Sapphire Energy Inc. announced the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, a commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational. Construction of this first phase, which began June 1, 2011, was completed on time and on budget.
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Obama administration finalizes 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency standards

Many technologies are currently available for automakers to meet the new standards, including diesel engines, advanced gasoline engines and transmissions, vehicle weight reduction, lower tire rolling resistance and aerodynamics improvements.
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Geismar, La.-based renewable diesel plant prepared for Isaac

As tropical storm Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast and Louisiana with expected landfall late Tuesday, Syntroleum, half of the Dynamic Fuels LLC joint venture with Tyson Foods, stated that Dynamic Fuels' 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant is prepared.
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Alfa Laval acquires tank cleaning firm Gamajet Cleaning Systems

Gamajet is a leading provider of tank cleaning machines and systems. Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling. The acquisition will expand Alfa Laval's product portfolio in the industrial sector.
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
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