EU agreement on ILUC caps conventional biofuels at 7 percent

On June 13, the European Union Energy Council announced it has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change into EU biofuel policies. Biofuel trade groups said the move is expected to restore investor confidence.
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Coffee biodiesel properties differ little despite varieties used

Twenty different geographically sourced coffees, including regular and decaf and Robusta and Arabica types, were used to make various biodiesel samples that were then tested for fuel properties. The end result was little variation.
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Biodiesel producers, advocates from 27 states hit Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers and other advocates are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week for a fly-in to voice their concerns about the Obama administration's proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for biodiesel.
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IncBio delivers 36 MMgy biodiesel reactor for South America

Incbio announced delivery of a 120,000 ton per year (36 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel reactor to be installed in South America. The unit will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the world's largest biodiesel plant manufacturers.
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Ceremonial groundbreaking held for Iowa renewable fuels station

The fueling site, located in Inwood, Iowa, will offer ethanol blends as well as B5 and B99.9 biodiesel blends for independent jobbers and special use customers. Oak Street Station received a $125,000 grant from the Iowa "Fueling Our Future" program.
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Total, Amyris biojet fuel ready for use in commercial aviation

With the newly revised ASTM standard for jet fuel, Amyris and Total have begun to prepare to market a drop-in jet fuel that contains up to 10 percent blends of renewable farnesane. The new fuel meets the latest version of ASTM D7566.
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USPTO grants Neol Biosolutions patent for MicroBiOil-1

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between the Neuron Bio Group and Repsol, a patent for its MicroBiOil-1 technology that converts crude glycerin from biodiesel production into triglycerides.
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