Marathon to purchase Felda's 60 MMgy Cincinnati biodiesel plant

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has signed an agreement to purchase a facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, from Felda Iffco Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. The plant currently produces several products including biodiesel and glycerin. The deal is expected to close in April.
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BDI completes retrofit of 10 MMgy biodiesel plant in Greece

A biodiesel plant remodeled by BDI-BioEnergy International AG in Volos, Greece, owned by Elin Biofuels S.A., was officially opened at a recent ceremony. The plant, equipped with distillation, can now process used cooking oil and animal fats.
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The problem with corn oil biodiesel

The definition of nonfood-grade corn oil eligible to claim credits under the RFS is very narrow, and even more so under LCFS. Without meeting the strict regulatory requirements, it is questionable whether the final fuel is eligible for the credits.
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Aemetis commissions biodiesel distillation unit at India plant

The Aemetis plant is the only distilled biodiesel producer in India, according to the company, and is one of the only plants in Asia capable of producing large supplies of biodiesel that meet the rigorous European Union (ISCC) standards.
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World Energy installs Hydro Dynamics' SPR BD 50 in Ga. plant

Hydro Dynamics' new ShockWave Power Reactor (SPR) BD 50, which has the capacity to process 50 MMgy, in combination with other expansions will allow World Energy's Rome, Ga., plant to increase production while maintaining high-quality fuel.
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REG breaks ground on $13.2M upgrade to Newton biodiesel plant

Renewable Energy Group broke ground Feb. 4 on a $13.2 million improvement project at its Newton, Iowa, biodiesel refinery. The upgrades include distillation. REG Newton refinanced its original loan to extend the term and help pay for the project.
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Biodiesel producers provide green fuel for Super Bowl

Bronx-based Tri-State Biodiesel and Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. are providing biodiesel to power and heat various activities leading up to and during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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The energy yo-yo: When will renewables replace oil & gas?

We may already be over the tipping point where greenhouse gases (GHG) have so altered the delicate balance in nature that climate changes are irreversible. We, the purveyors of solutions, can but do the best we can with whatever weapons we can build.
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Neol patents microorganism for waste-to-oil production

Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between the Neuron Bio Group and Repsol, has patented the microorganism Neoleum, which the company says is able to produce oils from waste at a faster rate than oil-bearing seeds such as palm or rape.
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Woolley Fuel celebrates 5 years of biodiesel blending in NJ

Since the blending system was opened for public use in 2008, many have adopted using the cleaner burning fuel. Diesel motorists and New Jersey homeowners heating with oilheat are now even closer to having the clean fuel abundantly available.
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12 MMgy ultrasonic biodiesel facility planned for Saudi Arabia

Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider Incbio announced it has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Bio Renewable Energy Factory to supply a 40,000 ton per year (12 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel refinery that will use rendered fats.
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Randy Olson to leave leadership post at Iowa Biodiesel Board

Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board since its inception in 2007, has resigned to take a position with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. His efforts leave Iowa's biodiesel industry stronger, according to Mark Cobb, IBB chair.
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