US EPA approves advanced biofuel pathway for camelina oil

"This decision adds to the growing list of biodiesel feedstocks that meet the EPA's standards for advanced biofuel and gives us yet another option for producing sustainable, domestic biodiesel that displaces imported oil," said NBB's Anne Steckel.
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EcoEngineers now offering both QAP-A and QAP-B RINs

Des Moines, Iowa-based EcoEngineers, provider of the first and largest quality assurance program (QAP) in the renewable fuel industry, announced Feb. 22 that it is offering both the QAP options available in U.S. EPA's proposed standards.
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Spain revises biodiesel mandate down from 7 to 4.1 percent

The Spanish government announced on Feb. 22 that it has approved the downward revision of its mandatory consumption targets for biodiesel from 7 percent to 4.1 percent, according to a document from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
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US EPA preregisters Genscape as QAP-A, QAP-B RIN provider

Genscape has announced that it is the first service provider preregistered under the U.S. EPA's quality assurance plan (QAP) program for A-RIN and B-RIN assurance; 46 obligated parties now have access to the Genscape RIN Integrity Network dashboard.
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RIN defrauder Hailey sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Rodney R. Hailey to more than 12 years in prison followed by three years supervised release for selling $9 million worth of fraudulent RINs as head of Maryland-based Clean Green Fuel LLC.
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In-depth analysis of parasite impact on algae biofuel production

New research led by Sapphire Energy Inc. published in the online journal Plos One identifies key challenge of algae crop protection in open-pond systems; paves way for innovative development of sustainable management systems and yield improvement.
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DieselGreen Fuels launches new grease drop-off program in Austin

After recycling oil from Austin and San Antonio commercial kitchens since 2006, DieselGreen is announcing a drop-off program for small amounts of used cooking oil. Oil can be dropped off at multiple locations with availability up to 24 hours a day.
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Heinemann joins consultancy as plant oversight, management expert

Lee Enterprises has added Michael Heinemann as a biodiesel plant oversight and management expert to its group of consultants. Heinemann has work experience with Beacon Energy and Griffin Industries, and has a bachelor's degree from U. of New Mexico.
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