Congress votes to reinstate $1 per gallon biodiesel tax incentive

The U.S. biodiesel industry applauded Tuesday, Jan. 1, as the U.S. House cleared a year-end fiscal package that reinstates the biodiesel tax incentive for 2012 and 2013. President Barack Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill into law.
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Fiscal cliff bill extends biofuel tax incentives through 2013

President Obama is expected to sign the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law today. The legislation, also known as the "fiscal cliff bill," includes language to extend several biofuel-related tax incentives, including the biodiesel credit.
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Sen. Dorgan to give keynote address at Nat'l Biodiesel Conference

The National Biodiesel Board announced that the former U.S. Senator, widely recognized as a national leader and expert in energy and agriculture issues, will give the keynote address on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
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Acclaimed Movers & Storage leads by example with biodiesel fleet

The firm discovered that the most efficient way to reduce its carbon footprint was to convert the entire fleet over from regular diesel fuel to biodiesel. It was an arduous, and at times expensive, process, but one it was committed to seeing through.
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General Biodiesel issues statement on EPA settlement, fine

Haas noted the violation was "not based on an incident, accident, spill or any harm to the people or the environment." The company was late in filing its 2009-'10 paperwork with EPA for chemicals at the plant during construction and commissioning.
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REG reduces debt with payoff of 60 MMgy Seneca, Ill., plant

REG Seneca retired its outstanding long-term debt obligation of $34.5 million Dec. 21 with cash generated from operations since April 2010. This amended and restated credit agreement went into effect April 2010 with Portigon AG (formerly WestLB AG).
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Hawaii Petroleum loads first tanker of distilled biodiesel

Hawaii Petroleum loaded the first tanker of fuel produced at the Big Island Biodiesel facility in Kea 'au. The fuel is bound for its nearby Hawaii Fueling Network station in Shipman Business Park, which offers 100 percent biodiesel and a B20 blend.
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General Biodiesel settles with EPA for planning violations

General Biodiesel, in south Seattle, will pay a penalty for failing to report their hazardous chemicals to the city fire dept., county and state in violation of federal emergency planning laws, according to a consent agreement with the U.S. EPA.
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