EU biofuel subsidies much lower than IISD originally reported

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has corrected a big error it made in an April report regarding how much money the EU biofuel sector receives in excise tax exemptions from member states. The error was 3.76 billion euros.
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New case study shows rapid growth of biodiesel industry in Calif.

As the world's first advanced biofuel to be commercially produced, biodiesel is a triple-win for California: it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality; it provides fuel choice at the pump; and biodiesel spurs green job growth.
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Green Fuels urges UK restaurateurs to consider making biodiesel

With high U.K. diesel prices, biodiesel at around 30p a liter is a very attractive alternative. Odyssey's fish restaurant in Eastbourne uses Green Fuels' FuelPod processor and makes 20,000 miles worth of deliveries a year on biodiesel from its WVO.
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Bogota to Cali flight on biojet fuel makes for a Colombian first

LAN Colombia, member of the LATAM Airlines Group, with the help of Terpel, recently marked a milestone in the country's and region's commercial aviation history by carrying out the first flight in Colombia using biojet fuel made from camelina oil.
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SGB germination, direct seeding drive improved jatropha economics

SGB is achieving consistent germination rates of 95-plus percent with its JMax jatropha hybrids in a range of high-stress growing conditions. Direct seeding success depends on the ability to achieve high germination rates in variable conditions.
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Darling Int'l to buy Rothsay biodiesel plant, rendering business

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Rothsay, its rendering and biodiesel business, to Darling International Inc. of Irving, Texas. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.
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New GRFA map shows 62 countries have biofuel-friendly policies

According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, 62 countries now have biofuels-friendly policies in place that have driven global demand. Governments in every corner of the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe, have embraced biofuels.
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Sen. Al Franken visits REG Albert Lea biodiesel plant celebration

Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy biodiesel refinery in southern Minnesota, REG Albert Lea, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and visit by U.S. Sen. Al Franken, along with state and local leaders.
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