AGQM develops no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil stabilizers

Due to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM is offering for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for FAME that is intended for blending with heating oil.
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REG acquires various KiOR plant assets for $1.5 million

After receiving court approval, REG Synthetic Fuels is purchasing certain equipment from the bankrupt KiOR cellulosic diesel plant in Mississippi, including a 12-million gallon hydrotreating unit, distillation column and tankage, for $1.5 million.
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Hawaii regulators approve biodiesel contract for HECO plants

The contract between Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel for Oahu power generators has been approved by Hawaii regulators. The two-year contract starts in November and is for a minimum of 2 MMgy and up to 3 MMgy.
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Bagram Air Field converts UCO to biodiesel to power incinerators

Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Fluor Corp. to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel using a Springboard Biodiesel automated unit, to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.
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Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

Propel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area on West A Street in Hayward, California. Marketed as Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL renewable diesel.
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Michigan State, ExxonMobil enter $1M algae research partnership

A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. The partnership will focus on improving algae photosynthesis.
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Another sentencing in Las Vegas for int'l biodiesel fraud scheme

Alex Jariv was sentenced Sept. 25 in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in illegal schemes to generate and sell fake biodiesel credits. He is the third to be sentenced in this RIN fraud scheme.
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CARB affirms biodiesel as lowest-carbon fuel in revised LCFS

The California Air Resources Board finalized the state's revised low carbon fuels standard Sept. 25. The new standard affirms that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent and often by as much as 81 percent vs. petroleum.
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Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe.
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Poll: Majority of Nebraskans want to develop biodiesel industry

The majority of Nebraskans who responded to a Rural Nebraska Poll are in favor of developing alternative sources of energy, including biodiesel. About 2,000 rural Nebraska residents responded to the poll conducted by the University of Nebraska.
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