Indonesia ups biodiesel subsidy from 45 cents per gallon to $1.19

The Indonesian House of Representatives has approved an increase in the nation's biodiesel sales subsidy from Rp 1,500 per liter to Rp 4,000 per liter (44.7 cents per gallon to $1.19 per gallon), down 30 cents from the energy ministry's proposal.
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Heridge forms Atlantic Biodiesel to manage former GLB plant

The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, Canada, has new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L.'s stalking horse bid won the assets from a recent bankruptcy auction. Heridge formed Atlantic Biodiesel to manage operations.
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BDI to upgrade Scotland-based Argent Energy biodiesel plant

BDI-BioEnergy International AG signed a $12.4 million contract with Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd., a 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland, to construct an esterification plant for conversion of waste fats with high free fatty acid content.
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Hundreds of Dubai municipal vehicles to fuel up with biodiesel

Neutral Fuels LLC and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement for Neutral Fuels to supply biodiesel for use in hundreds of Dubai's municipal vehicles. The deal may amount to the delivery of up to 2.5 MMgy of biodiesel from UCO.
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Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' UK biodiesel plant

Greenergy announced Jan. 30 that it has acquired Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. The acquisition will allow Greenergy to help meet its national blending obligations with domestic product.
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SRS Int'l, Biodiesel Experts partner to offer enzymatic process

The new partnership combines SRS International's proven biodiesel technology for traditional chemical processes and Biodiesel Experts' enzymatic technical process knowledge, allowing SRS to supply turnkey enzymatic biodiesel production facilities.
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CARB issues LCFS pathway for Sustainable Oils' patented camelina

Sustainable Oils has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of camelina-based fuels under the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). Its camelina-based biodiesel has a CI of 19 g/MJ.
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California GHG reporting obligations extend to biodiesel

As a result of California's Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions program (MRR), biofuel producers, position holders and companies that import biodiesel into California are subject to reporting obligations based on specified thresholds.
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USDA holds media call on $280 million REAP funding opportunity

USDA hosted a media call announcing that more than $280 million is being made available to eligible applicants through the Rural Energy for America Program. REAP helps ag producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption.
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Revised ASTM standard expands trace FAME limit in jet fuels

A new revision to ASTM D1655, the jet fuel spec, increases the allowance of trace biodiesel from 5 to 50 parts per million. ASTM member David J. Abdallah with Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering says this could be raised to 100 ppm in the future.
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New mandatory reporting requirements impact biofuel companies

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reinstated certain reporting requirements for foreign direct investments in the U.S. that were abolished in 2009. U.S. affiliates of foreign companies must file a form within 45 days after a qualifying investment.
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Bipartisan group of 32 senators calls for strong biodiesel RFS

Highlighting biodiesel's track record as the only EPA-designated advanced biofuel under the renewable fuel standard to reach commercial-scale production nationwide, the senators called on the Obama administration to get the program back on track.
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