Biodiesel tax credit included in proposed tax extenders package

As part of its proposed tax extenders package released April 1, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee included two items critical to soybean farmers, including a two-year extension of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive that expired Dec. 31.
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UFOP: Making the case for first-gen biofuels in EU policy future

Political bodies must recognize, outside the media spotlight and sometimes highly emotionally laden discussions, what successes have meanwhile been achieved in European Union climate protection policies with first-generation biofuels.
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BIO responds to US EPA halting fuel pathway petitions for RFS

Earlier this month, U.S. EPA announced it was asking RFS fuel pathway petitioners to wait six months before submitting their requests so the agency can improve the petition process. BIO's Brent Erickson said six months is too long of a wait.
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Springboard Biodiesel donates processor to nonprofit organization

Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming, a Torrance, Calif.-based nonprofit research organization. The BioPro 380 can make 100 gallons of biodiesel in 48 hours from a variety of FOG.
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Biofuels Isoconversion demonstration system deemed a success

The Biofuels Isoconversion process seamlessly processes renewable feedstocks such as plant oils, tallow and waste vegetable oil into 100 percent drop-in diesel and jet fuels, as well as naphtha that can be used as a gasoline blend stock.
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Florida Biodiesel delivers biodiesel plant to Ivory Coast, Africa

Florida Biodiesel Inc. recently announced it has completed sale of a B-500 biodiesel plant to the Lorymat Corp. in Ivory Coast, Africa. The company has chosen the B-500 biodiesel processor for its primary transesterification facility.
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Iowa Senate shows overwhelming, bipartisan support for biofuels

The IRFA commended the Iowa Senate for voting unanimously (48-0) to pass Senate File 2344, showing tremendous, bipartisan support for renewable fuels. The bill would extend the state's biodiesel production tax credit set to expire by end of year.
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First functional 'designer' chromosome synthesized in yeast

An international team of scientists has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food, and biofuels.
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June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
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October 13-15, 2014
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