The biodiesel tax credit: gone today, here tomorrow?

This article is an attempt to tease out the issues related to value allocation and to look at what impact, if any, the proposed legislation for a biodiesel tax credit extension (S.2021, U.S. Sens. Grassley and Cantwell) has on the price of B100.
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Opinion: The Calif. drought equation stresses need for biofuels

California is a symptom and an example of a new phenomenon: the fact that climate change, greenhouse gases and massive ice melts, storms and droughts are worldwide events that only an international solution can address. Biofuels offer a solution.
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Germany sets biodiesel export record in 2013

At approximately 480.3 million gallons (just under 1.6 million metric tons), the German biodiesel industry set a new export record in 2013, according to an appraisal by AMI based on data from the German Federal Statistical Office.
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Advanced biofuel trade groups ask for extension of tax incentives

A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and ranking member Orrin Hatch, encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives, including the biodiesel tax credit.
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IFT secures UK-based Tate-Smith fleet as additive customer

This week fuel additive maker International Fuel Technology Inc. announced that through its U.K.-based sales group Environmental Fuel Technology Inc., another trucking fleet, Tate-Smith Ltd., is now relying on its trademarked DiesoLIFT10 additive.
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Portuguese researchers study alternative biodiesel processes

The study involved heterogeneous transesterification using a very active calcium glyceroxide catalyst, followed by efforts to remove the soaps through pretreating the crude biodiesel with sodium carbonate and then ion exchange resin treatment.
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Alfa Laval launches new tantalum range of heat exchangers

The heat exchangers in Alfa Laval's new tantalum range are stainless steel heat exchangers that have undergone a unique treatment where a thin layer of tantalum is metallurgically bonded to all surfaces exposed to corrosive media.
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Online auction of biodiesel equipment scheduled for April 17

Maas Companies will auction a surplus 3.2 MMgy biodiesel equipment package April 17 through a timed online auction. Maas Companies says the equipment is surplus to the ongoing operations of FUMPA Biofuels in Minnesota and will sell as one lot.
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