EPA denies state requests to waive renewable fuel standard

The EPA's much anticipated decision on whether it would waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS) came Nov. 16. The agency said it has not found evidence to support a finding of severe "economic harm" that would warrant granting a waiver of the RFS.
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Biodiesel industry responds to EPA denial of RFS waiver requests

A little stability can go a long way for biodiesel, a sector that has seen more than its fair share of volatility over the years with the on-again/off-again tax credit, RIN issues and more. EPA's RFS waiver denial should help provide more certainty.
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REG acquires Bulldog Biodiesel; 2nd plant acquisition in 3 weeks

In its second acquisition in the past three weeks, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced the purchase of a 15 MMgy biodiesel production plant near Atlanta, formerly Bulldog Biodiesel. The multifeedstock facility will operate as REG Atlanta LLC.
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SD-based Harms Oil offers region biodiesel blends year-round

Biodiesel is now available year-round in southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa. The South Dakota and Minnesota soybean councils, Harms Oil Co., the NBF and Clean Cities partnered to expand biodiesel availability in the area.
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Tri-State Biodiesel supports recovery from Superstorm Sandy

TSB is proud to be a part of the recovery efforts in The Rockaways, Breezy Point, Red Hook Brooklyn and beyond. We salute all the hard-working service persons, first responders and volunteers who are giving so much of themselves to help others.
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Hicks tours biodiesel-fueled Navy steam plant in Portsmouth, Va.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Tom Hicks toured a steam plant at St. Julien's Creek Annex in Portsmouth, Va., now running on B20. The facility is the Navy's first plant to run on 20 percent biodiesel in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Australian biodiesel co. ARfuels to merge with Wentworth Holdings

ASX-listed Australian Renewable Fuels, with 150 MMly of biodiesel capacity, and Wentworth Holdings announced that they have entered a proposed merger agreement that will see national biodiesel provider, ARfuels, injected with $14 million in capital.
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KNM petitions court to liquidate Mission Bio over disputed debt

According to KNMPS, Mission Biofuels is indebted to KNMPS for, among other things, a sum of more than USD$16.5 million for equipment and services as contractor for Mission Biofuels' second 75 MMgy biodiesel process facility, plus other owed moneys.
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Solazyme, Bunge intend to expand renewable oils partnership

The agreement sets forth the intent of the partners to expand JV-owned oil production capacity at Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils from the current 100,000 metric tons under construction in Brazil to 300,000 tons by 2016 at select Bunge facilities.
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Report: military biofuel programs poised to drive major growth

The military's plans to expand its use of biofuel in planes, ships and other vehicles would generate at least about $10 billion in economic activity and create more than 14,000 jobs by 2020, says a report commissioned by Environmental Entrepreneurs.
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National Biodiesel Board members elect governing board

NBB members selected their trade association leadership at the membership meeting Nov. 14, electing three returning governing board members and four new members to serve on the leadership committee to lead America's advanced biofuel.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
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June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
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