Senate committee passes 2-year biodiesel tax credit extension

The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The committee also accepted an amendment that changes the incentive from a blenders credit to a production credit.
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REG announces $31M upgrade to Danville, Illinois, biodiesel plant

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it will invest $31 million to upgrade and enhance the company's 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Danville, Illinois. The upgrades will include distillation, pretreatment capacity improvements and other optimizations.
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B100 available at Root Fuel's Wallisville Road station in Houston

Six months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. CEO Justin Heller said he is selling B100 for $2.399 a gallon, 20 cents less than his B20 blends.
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State-of-the-Art Algae Photobioreactors

Photobioreactor manufacturers, including Algae Systems LLC, Algenol LLC and Heliae Development LLC, detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe.
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San Francisco mayor says city fleet to use renewable diesel

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out use of petroleum diesel in the city fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by year's end.
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NBB to EPA: 2017 biodiesel standard should be 2.7 billion gallons

On July 27 the National Biodiesel Board called on the U.S. EPA to strengthen its proposal for biodiesel volumes under RFS. In extensive comments submitted to the agency on the pending RFS rule, NBB cited compelling benefits of increased production.
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Biodiesel equipment scheduled for online auction ending Aug. 18

Maas Companies will auction surplus biodiesel process equipment from Green Gallons Solutions of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Aug. 18 via a timed online auction. The process equipment is being sold as one lot to be moved, with two tanks to be sold piecemeal.
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Bipartisan group of 36 US senators calls for biodiesel growth

Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the United States urged the Obama administration July 20 to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending RFS proposal from the EPA. A letter was signed by senators on both sides of the aisle from 24 states.
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Winners announced in Minnesota biodiesel essay contest

Winners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship open to Minnesota high school seniors. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High, took first place. Sydney Benson of Burnsville placed second.
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Utah-based biodiesel firm launches crowdfunding campaign

Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its NanoCatalyst fuel processor.
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