FHR, Benefuel to complete Beatrice biodiesel retrofit in 2015

Flint Hills Resources will begin retrofitting the Beatrice, Neb., biodiesel plant for a planned commencement of operations during the summer of 2015. Once the Duonix Beatrice plant is operational, it will produce approximately 50 MMgy of biodiesel.
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Kan. ethanol plant to build renewable diesel facility on site

Mike Erhart, CEO of Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, announced the formation of a partnership with WB Services LLC to expand its biofuels footprint by integrating a 3 MMgy renewable diesel production facility into the existing 40 MMgy ethanol plant.
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Biodiesel industry welcomes RFS court ruling on 2013 requirements

A statement was issued May 6 by the NBB after a U.S. appeals court denied a petroleum industry challenge to the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements. In short, NBB says the RFS is working, so the petroleum industry should get on board.
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New TV ad exposes Saudi oil money bankrolling RFS smear campaign

A new Sunday show TV blitz is being launched to help educate the public and decision makers in Washington about who is really behind the anti-RFS campaign and why: foreign oil interests wanting to keep America dependent on their dirty energy product.
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Soy checkoff project targets 60 bushels per acre average by 2025

The goal is to increase the national soybean yield average to 60 bushels per acre, about 20 bushels higher than the current national average, by 2025. Scientists are using soy-checkoff funding to harness the power of the sequenced soybean genome.
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Evonik invests in Mich.-based biotechnology firm Algal Scientific

Chemical company Evonik Industries is investing in the Northville, Mich.-based algae technology startup, Algal Scientific Corp. Evonik is part of an investors' consortium that is investing more than $3 million in a Series A financing round.
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New renewable fuels retail station breaks ground in Iowa

The new Farmers Cooperative Co. fueling site in Mount Ayr, Iowa, will offer ethanol blends of E10, E15 as a registered fuel, E30 and E85, as well as biodiesel blends of B10, B20 and B99 for jobbers and special use customers.
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Bioheat takes center stage at Atlantic Region Energy Expo

This week biodiesel and Bioheat experts took the spotlight at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo. As the name plate sponsor Bioheat was prominently featured throughout what is widely considered the most significant energy event in the Northeast.
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Wilks launches new website with application-specific measurements

The site features a tab format making it easy to access technical and reference information including application notes, white papers, videos and published articles to assist customers in selecting the right product for their analysis requirements.
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May 8-8, 2014
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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
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October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
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