Study shows 8,000 biodiesel jobs threatened under weakened RFS

The U.S. biodiesel industry is supporting more than 62,000 jobs and $2.6 billion in wages this year with production on pace for 1.7 billion gallons. If EPA keeps the 2014 RVO at 1.28 billion gallons, the number of supported jobs would drop to 54,500.
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Ill. ethanol plant to co-locate biodiesel production on-site

Adkins Energy LLC has been awarded a $500,000 Rural Energy for America Program grant to begin construction on a $4.5 million biodiesel plant on the east side of its Lena, Ill., campus. The 2 MMgy facility is expected to begin production spring 2014.
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Mewah Int'l to acquire 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Malaysia

Malaysian palm oil refiner Mewah International Inc. announced it has agreed to purchase biodiesel assets from Gomedic Sdn. Bhd for $13 million. The assets include 25,055 square meters of land and a 30 MMgy biodiesel production facility.
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B5 biodiesel blend helps NJ county win state environmental award

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection awarded Cape May County a certificate of environmental stewardship recently. Use of biodiesel blends in county vehicles was one of the highlighted practices earning the county its recognition.
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Survey shows 70 percent of Americans have never driven a diesel

Honeywell Turbo Technologies conducted a survey revealing 70 percent of Americans have never driven a diesel-powered vehicle, but despite this, those surveyed still believed diesels are more powerful and efficient than gasoline-powered vehicles.
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Neste Oil to promote deployment of biojet fuel in Netherlands

Neste Oil committed itself on Nov. 12 to a Dutch initiative aimed at the deployment of sustainable biofuel in the aviation sector. It's role in the initiative is to explore the production opportunities for aviation biofuel and scaling up production.
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Creating bio-oil from wood chips a reality at Battelle

Battelle has developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. The unit converts one ton of wood waste into 130 gallons of bio-oil per day.
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