US EPA sets biodiesel volume for 2013 at 1.28 billion gallons

After much anticipation, EPA has issued the biomass-based diesel volume requirements under the federal renewable fuel standard for next year at 1.28 billion gallons. The biodiesel industry pushed hard for this increase after a record year in 2011.
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Magellan Pipeline adds biodiesel infrastructure to major fuel hub

A new hub of biodiesel distribution is up and running in Des Moines, Iowa, leading to greater consumer access to biodiesel. Magellan Pipeline completed a new biodiesel distribution facility at its largest petroleum distribution terminal in the state.
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New partnership forged as NYC prepares for Oct. 1 Bioheat mandate

Bioheat veteran Michael Devine and his firm Earth Energy Alliance struck an agreement with Amerigreen Energy to help New York metropolitan fuel dealers thrive as New York City's biodiesel-blended heating oil mandate goes into effect in just weeks.
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Utah State team sets new speed record on waste-based biodiesel

A team of faculty and students from Utah State University set a land speed record this month in a student-built car run on biodiesel fuel also produced by the students. The team performed at the World of Speed event at the Bonneville Flats Speedway.
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Texas A&M AgriLife wins $2M NSF grant for algae research

A team of researchers that has been working on getting fuel-grade oil out of algae may be within four years of a near-commercial-scale production level. The team has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to help hasten the process.
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New Minn. soybean executive director brings biofuels experience

Thomas Slunecka, a biofuels industry veteran, has been chosen to lead the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council into the future. Previously, Slunecka led EPIC and was an executive with the NCGA.
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See Algae Technology wins Brazilian innovation of the year award

Industry collaboration and advanced, nonfood feedstocks were the themes as winners of the Annual Brazilian Bioenergy Awards were announced at the World Biofuels Markets Brazil conference in Sao Paulo. See Algae Technology won innovation of the year.
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Arizona State University wins US DOE award for algae project

The U.S. DOE has selected the Arizona State University-led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) for a $15 million award for its Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production opportunity to support an an algae national testbed.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
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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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