Obama, Romney address biodiesel question from soybean group

The American Soybean Association asked Obama and Romney for responses on issues critical to soybean farmers. Both candidates were specifically asked: "How would your administration protect the ability of the biodiesel industry to remain viable?"
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BDI upgrades Portuguese biodiesel plant to multifeedstock

Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has concluded a contract with Portuguese company Assunto Importante S.A. to upgrade the existing 7.5 MMgy biodiesel plant in Sines. The local petroleum industry will be the end-user of the biodiesel produced.
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Genuine Bio-Fuel details benefits of ultrasonic shearing tech

Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc. utilizes a new proprietary, revolutionary production process to refine biodiesel fuel in seconds using ultrasonic shearing technology while other plants spend hours to produce the same amount of biodiesel fuel in batch reactors.
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USDA announces nation's sixth regional biofuels system

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded Pennsylvania State University a five-year research grant valued at roughly $10 million to develop biomass supply chains for the production of liquid transportation and aviation biofuels in the Northeast.
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Profiling Team Romney: Florida Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam

Industry professionals in Florida expressed confidence in Putnam's grasp of the issues surrounding agriculture- and forestry-based energy production. His support for growth in renewables can be traced back to his voting record in the U.S. House.
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Evonik produces bioMTBE with material refined from crude glycerin

Evonik recently announced it has been producing commercial volumes of a biobased version of the antiknock agent methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) using an ingredient refined from crude glycerin, a coproduct of the biodiesel production process.
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North Dakota-based oilseed crush plant up for auction Nov. 27

The Northwood Mills Oilseed Plant in Northwood, N.D., just outside of Grand Forks, is being liquidated by Rochester, Minn.-based Maas Companies at a Sheriff's Foreclosure Auction Nov. 27. The original design and build costs were around $10.2 million.
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Platts to acquire Swiss biofuels information provider Kingsman

The McGraw-Hill Companies announced that Platts, a McGraw-Hill division, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kingsman SA, a privately held, Switzerland-based provider of price information and analytics for the global sugar and biofuels market.
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