Biodiesel, renewable diesel join forces to unite sector

The decision, made unanimously by the National Biodiesel Board's governing board, consolidates under one tent the larger biodiesel industry with the younger and smaller renewable diesel industry, creating a stronger and more effective voice for both.
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FirmTec builds enzymatic unit using ethanol for Indonesian firm

Dutch company FirmTec will deliver a biodiesel plant capable of producing 100 percent green product. The client is the Indonesian company Waterland and the biodiesel will be produced with the aid of enzymes and ethanol, using camelina oil.
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Biodiesel advocates head to Capitol Hill urging for strong RFS

More than 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill today urging Congress to support a strong RFS. Participants include biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers representing more than two dozen states.
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Northcore intends to buy Blue Horizon renewable diesel demo plant

Northcore Technologies Inc. announced the signing of a letter of intent with Cielo Gold Corp. to purchase certain assets that include the Blue Horizon demo plant and related technology. The plant is designed to make renewable diesel from MSW.
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Pacific Biodiesel Technologies names Samuel Millington CEO

Pacific Biodiesel Technologies announced that Samuel Millington has been installed as CEO for the Maui-based company. Millington, a long time Hawaii resident, joins PBT with years of experience in the for-profit, nonprofit and public service sectors.
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NBB launches new fuel diversity ad campaign, interactive website

Making the point that consumers and taxpayers are better protected by a diverse supply of transportation fuels, the NBB unveiled a new television advertising campaign this week. The 30-second commercial is airing on national television networks.
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US Energy Initiatives execs tour Methes plant to develop strategy

U.S. Energy Initiatives executives visited Methes Energies' 13 MMgy biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, Canada, recently. The purpose of the trip was to see Methes' multifeedstock biodiesel process technology in action and discuss opportunities.
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Recent LCFS court ruling won't have much impact on biodiesel

The ruling set aside CARB's deferment of formulating NOx mitigation measures, if NOx increases from biodiesel are shown to exist. If CARB defers, it must commit to specific performance criteria. CARB can avoid this by proving no mitigation is needed.
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Eagan, Minn., high school grad wins state biodiesel essay contest

Elizabeth Frick, a recent graduate of Eagan High School in Eagan, Minn., is the first place winner of the 2013 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship. Frick will receive a $1,000 scholarship as she continues her education at university.
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Fire on the mountain: Pacific Biodiesel plant threatened but OK

A fire started last weekend at the Eko Compost site in Maui, shutting down the Central Maui Landfill - Refuse & Recycling Center, the Olowalu Recycling & Refuse Convenience Center, and Pacific Biodiesel's grease collection facility earlier this week.
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IndianOil tests jatropha oil coprocessing at petroleum refinery

In May, Faridabad, India-based IndianOil announced it has successfully demonstrated coprocessing jatropha oil with petroleum crude in existing diesel hydrotreating units at the Chennai Petroleum Corp. Ltd. refinery in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.
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Syntroleum Corp. asserts 2nd Singapore patent against Neste Oil

Syntroleum Corp. filed suit against Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. with the High Court of Singapore asserting its Singapore Patent No. 169053 issued May 31 entitled "Hydrocracking Process for Biological Feedstocks and Hydrocarbons Produced Therefrom."
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Neste Oil signs an algae oil offtake agreement with Cellana

The agreement is contingent on Cellana's future production capacity and on compliance with future biofuel legislation in the EU and U.S., among other things. Cellana expects to be able to produce algae oil on a commercial scale by late 2015.
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