Swedish biodiesel producer acquires Norway plant

Swedish specialty chemical company and biodiesel producer Perstorp announced it is acquiring a biodiesel plant in Fredrikstad, Norway, with plans to move the assets to Perstorp's biodiesel manufacturing facility in Stenungsund, Sweden.
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Missouri biodiesel plant gets new owners, lease on life

Lakeview Energy LLC has purchased the assets of the former Producer's Choice Soy Energy facility in Moberly, Missouri, along with nearly 7 acres of land. The company plans to invest close to $5 million to upgrade the biodiesel production plant.
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Pacific Biodiesel receives Platinum Certified Clean Fleet award

Pacific Biodiesel Logistics has received the Platinum Certified Clean Fleet award from Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities as part of the new Hawaii Clean Fleets certification program. Platinum is the program's most prestigious level.
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New study highlights importance of trade in int'l biofuel use

Written by Jayson Beckman, an economist with USDA ERS, the report, Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade, focuses on the favorable market conditions and policies that have led to remarkable international growth in biofuels.
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Another fire at REG's Geismar renewable diesel plant injures 4

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 4 that another fire has occurred at its Geismar, Louisiana-based renewable diesel production complex that injured four workers. The company was nearly done rebuilding the facility from April's fire.
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UK-based biodiesel producer Olleco acquires Convert2Green

U.K.-based biodiesel producer Olleco has acquired Convert2Green Ltd., a used cooking oil collection company and biodiesel manufacturer also located in the U.K. With the acquisition, the number of Olleco's depots across the U.K. has increased to 17.
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Alabama technology firm ends deal for exclusive licensing rights

Inventure Renewables, a subsidiary of Singapore-based holding company Inventure International (Pte) Ltd., has ended its relationship with Alchimia for exclusive licensing rights to Inventure’s patented process technologies in the western hemisphere.
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4 individuals from Florida sentenced for biodiesel RIN, tax fraud

The defendants were all employees and officers of New Energy Fuels LLC, a business in Waller, Texas, that claimed to process animal fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel. The defendants subsequently relocated, operating a similar scheme in Ohio.
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Preliminary agenda out for Nat'l Advanced Biofuels Conference

A preliminary agenda has been announced for the 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo Oct. 26-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. The event will focus on integration opportunities for ethanol and biodiesel plants to produce advanced biofuels.
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Charlotte Convention Center
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