Iowa road funding bill passes with reduced tax rate for B11

The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning biodiesel.
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Plant built by Pacific Biodiesel up for online auction Feb. 24-26

A 2.5 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel plant built by Pacific Biodiesel is being sold in an online auction by West Auctions, with bids being accepted 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Feb. 24 through 10 a.m. PT Feb. 26. The courts ordered the plant to be sold.
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Evofuel expands castor activity in Brazil with Insolo

Evogene subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A. have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of Evofuel's proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil.
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Arizona high school students take part in biodiesel project

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel made by the students.
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NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biofuel statistics

The NREL report states biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type in 2013. U.S. production increased by 64 percent, while global production increased 17 percent. U.S. biodiesel production in 2013 was 360 times greater than production in 2001.
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Biodiesel's role in meeting AB 32 goals presented at Calif. event

The fourth annual California Biodiesel Conference, produced by the California Biodiesel Alliance, was held in Sacramento on Feb. 4 and featured key California regulatory, legislative, and environmental leaders and biodiesel industry professionals.
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Iowa 'gas tax' proposal would spur growth of biodiesel use

The Iowa Biodiesel Board registered Feb. 20 in support of legislation that would raise the state's fuel tax. A provision of the legislation would give a partial exemption to the new tax for diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11).
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US DOE awards $10M to develop innovative bioenergy processes

The U.S. Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.
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Scholarships bring 30 next-gen scientists to biodiesel show

In January, up-and-coming scientists joined 900 biodiesel supporters at the National Biodiesel Conference in Texas. About 30 student members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel traveled to the event, many on scholarships through the NBB.
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