Brazil ups biodiesel mandate to 7 percent starting November

On May 28, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed an increase in the nation's biodiesel mandate starting in July, from 5 to 6 percent, and moving to 7 percent in November, according to Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy.
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Biodiesel RINs: Common corrective actions, steps for remediation

RIN generation errors can result in an invalid RIN and they require corrective action. The primary cause of errors in RIN generation is inadvertent administrative error; the secondary cause is inexperience with renewable fuel standard requirements.
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Springboard Biodiesel marks anniversary with 'True Blue 190'

Chico, Calif.-based Springboard Biodiesel is celebrating six years of biodiesel equipment production in late May with the release of its "True Blue 190," a biodiesel processor with a powder-coated exterior. It's offering free shipping through June.
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Methes Energies earns BQ-9000 status, closes public offering

Methes Energies International received its BQ-9000 Producer and Marketer accreditation recently from the NBAC. The firm also recently announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2.5 million registered shares of its common stock.
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A True Masterpiece: Feedstock Diversity and Biodiesel's Carbon Story

The mosaic of biodiesel feedstocks could be considered one of the more colorful pieces of artwork, if not a masterpiece, within the biofuels arena. This diversity has been a strength as biodiesel producers utilize an extensive pallet of feedstocks.
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Renewable oil plant begins commercial production in Brazil

Solazyme announced that its JV with Bunge Global Innovation has begun commercial production at its Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil, where renewable oil and Encapso, a trademarked encapsulated lubricant, are being manufactured.
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Nearly 120 companies ask Obama to boost biodiesel standard in RFS

Highlighting Obama's strong position on biodiesel going back to his days as a senator and presidential candidate, the companies and organizations sent Obama a letter outlining the extensive damage that would result from EPA's current RFS proposal.
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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
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October 13-14, 2014
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