Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates opening of 45 MMgy plant in Ontario

Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened its 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, June 25. The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant gained new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L. won the assets from a bankruptcy auction early this year.
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Volkswagen renewable diesel evaluation program completed

Volkswagen of America announced completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme and Amyris. VW measured environmental impacts from use of precommercial renewable diesel formulas with TDI Clean Diesel technology.
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Italian firm ready to license glycerin-to-bioplastics technology

Italian intellectual property company Bio-on S.p.A. announced a recent advancement in development of technology for making polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from glycerol. The company says it is ready to grant licenses for this new technology.
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Major changes to USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program in new rule

The program is now open to renewable chemical and biobased product manufacturers. Also, the requirement that the majority of the biorefinery production must be an advanced biofuel to be eligible has been removed, in addition to more changes.
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Iowa fuel tax savings kicks in for biodiesel blends July 1

As of July 1, diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11) will enjoy a tax exemption of 3 cents a gallon compared to regular diesel, a legislative victory celebrated by the Iowa Biodiesel Board and its supporters.
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Boeing expands 757 testing to improve environmental performance

Boeing announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing June 19, including the first flight with U.S.-made green diesel and two new environment-related technologies. The program's mission is to improve aviation's environmental performance.
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EPA management of RFS program scrutinized at US Senate hearing

U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe fielded dozens of hard questions and endured heavy scrutiny during a June 18 Senate hearing held to discuss the agency's management of the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Illinois economists examine long-term trajectory of proposed RVO

What would the long-term implications be if the U.S. EPA maintains the policy trajectory outlined in the May 29 proposed renewable volume obligations? University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good recently analyzed that question.
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Biodiesel supporters to press EPA on renewable fuel standard

Two dozen biodiesel representatives are slated to testify at an EPA hearing June 25 on the agency's latest proposal establishing volumes under the RFS. They plan to thank EPA for increasing volumes in the proposal while calling for further growth.
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