Biodiesel ready to respond to Obama's climate change initiative

President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University June 25 to unveil his vision on what's needed to prepare for the impacts of climate change, and how the U.S. can lead the global effort to fight it. Biodiesel is ready for the challenge.
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Industry groups cheer New York State Bioheat legislation

Last week, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation that sets a new standard for all heating oil sold in the state, requiring it to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel (B2, known in the industry as Bioheat) by 2015.
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Nat'l Biodiesel Board issues statement on Obama climate proposal

NBB VP of Federal Affairs, Anne Steckel, said: "The 4.6 billion gallons of biodiesel used since 2005 have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 74 billion pounds - the same impact as removing 5.4 million passenger vehicles from America's roadways."
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135M gallons of US biodiesel produced in May, 504M gallons YTD

Biodiesel production reached 135M gallons for the month of May, according to the latest EPA figures, putting the industry on target to once again exceed annual volume requirements under RFS. Total biomass-based diesel production was 140M gallons.
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US EPA approves EcoEngineers, Genscape importer RIN QAPs

The QAP program as outlined in the EPA's NPRM was written to cover only domestic production, but now RINs generated by importers on foreign production and RINs generated by foreign companies are covered by EcoEngineers' and Genscape's QAP programs.
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Australian Renewable Fuels restarts biodiesel exports to US

Australian Renewable Fuels has recommenced exportation of biodiesel. The company's first shipment of approximately 1.5 million gallons of biodiesel is now en route to the U.S., to be followed by another shipment of 1.32 million gallons in August.
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Muradel produces algae-based crude oil, plans demonstration plant

Australian Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray unveiled the first algae-based crude oil produced by Muradel Pty Ltd. The pilot volumes were produced as part of a USD$9.84 million project supported by a USD$4.05 million investment from AREA.
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Paris Air Show features demo flight with Amyris-Total biojet fuel

The Airbus A321 aircraft powered by two Snecma CFM56 jet engines flew from Toulouse to Paris with a blend of renewable jet fuel produced by Amyris and Total. This demonstration flight was in support of the French Initiative for Future Aviation Fuels.
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EU energy committee: 'mandatory advanced biofuels targets needed'

EU Parliament committee members voted to boost advanced biofuels use by setting mandatory targets, but a reliable ILUC model must be found first. It also boosted conventional biofuel allowance from its original proposal of 5 percent to 6.5 percent.
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US House rejects farm bill; 'debilitating uncertainty' looms

The House of Representatives rejected the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. With a vote of 195 to 234, the farm bill failed to pass the House following two days of debate. The Senate passed its version earlier this month.
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Atlanta biodiesel fueling station celebrates 1st anniversary

The unique station, part of the I-75 Green Corridor Project, offers biodiesel produced from waste oils in a process that uses 100 percent renewable solar electricity. Customers over the past year include actor Woody Harrelson and the Tour de Fat.
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Aurora Algae expands patent portfolio with latest USPTO allowance

Aurora Algae received a notice of allowance from the USPTO for U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/480,635, entitled, "VCP-Based Vectors for Algal Cell Transformation." This makes 12 patent applications either issued or allowed and 30 more pending.
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Industry Events

Collective Biodiesel Conference

August 15-18, 2013
Colorado Mountain College
Breckenridge, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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