Increased 2014 biodiesel mandate is subject of API letter to EPA

API sent EPA a letter stating it has learned the agency is considering increasing the 2014 biomass-based diesel standard under RFS, and reminding EPA of the statutory lead time needed to do so. NBB says this is more of API playing politics with RFS.
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US biodiesel industry challenges EU trade barriers

The National Biodiesel Board on filed comments Sept. 30 with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. The bottom line is that a lot has changed in five years.
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US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels

In support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019.
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ABO launches White House petition to encourage CO2 recycling

The Algae Biomass Organization announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a "We the People" petition to the White House and called for those who support common sense, market-driven, job-creating and emissions-reducing technologies to sign the petition.
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Agrisoma closes financing round, appoints new board members

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. recently announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. It will use the funding to advance commercialization of Resonance Carinata, an RSB-certified oilseed crop.
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