India exempts biodiesel input materials from central excise tax

The Indian government issued a notice Oct. 19 stating it is exempting goods used for production of biodiesel from central excise tax. The specific biodiesel inputs that are now exempt are RBD palm stearin, methanol and sodium methoxide.
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REG revises down Q3 guidance, gives Geismar update

REG now expects to report a net loss of $9 million to $15 million and nonGAAP adjusted EBITDA in the range of negative $7 million to negative $13 million, below the company's prior guidance of adjusted EBITDA in the range of $0 to $10 million.
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Governor's signature on tax bill to boost California biodiesel

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax problem and clearing the way for a significant increase in the volumes of biodiesel blended in the state. The bill adds biodiesel to the law allowing for refunds on nontaxable fuel.
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US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

The U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify as part of the renewable fuel standard.
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Seattle suburb signs new, improved biodiesel contract

The city of Bellevue, Washington, announced a new contract for blended biodiesel to be used in its fleet. The city will now utilize biodiesel made from used cooking oil instead of virgin crop oil, and it will increase the blend from 15 to 20 percent.
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Neste renewable diesel to power Oakland's city fleet

The city of Oakland, California, began filling up its vehicles with Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel in order to reduce the emissions of its municipal fleet. Oakland is the first major U.S. city to convert its entire fleet to renewable diesel.
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Scholarship to biodiesel conference open to young scientists

Applications are being accepted for college science students interested in attending the Nat'l Biodiesel Conference Jan. 25-28 in Tampa. Members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel can apply for a $500 travel scholarship through Nov. 12.
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Canadian biodiesel producer Biox appoints Rothsay VP as new CEO

Biox Corp., which owns and operates a 67 MMly (17.7 MMgy) biodiesel manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ontario, has appointed Alan Rickard as its new CEO. Effective Nov. 2, Rickard will succeed Chris Clinning as Biox's chief executive.
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EcoEngineers hires new RFS program manager to oversee compliance

RIN management company EcoEngineers has hired a new RFS program manager, Anita Maher-Lewis. In her new role, Maher-Lewis oversees EcoEngineers' compliance program, including RFS registration, RIN management and quality assurance programs.
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Quebec biodiesel producer changes name, rebrands

QFI Biodiesel, a 19 MMly (5 MMgy) biodiesel manufacturing plant based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has changed its name to Evoleum to reflect the evolution of oil, the company stated. The company also launched a new website.
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Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates 'first pour' in Welland, Ontario

Less than four months after opening its state-of-the-art, 45 MMgy biodiesel manufacturing facility in Welland, Ontario, Atlantic Biodiesel has celebrated the first pour of its high-quality biodiesel suitable for cold-weather applications.
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Scania approves use of renewable diesel in Euro 6 engines

Sweden-based heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturer Scania has approved use of renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil, in its Euro 6 range provided it meets technical specification TS15940. Scania is owned by Volkswagen AG.
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Peats Soil fuels new Scania fleet with its own B100 in Australia

Willunga, South Australia-based Peats Soil has developed its own biodiesel manufacturing plant, utilizing dirty water it collects from food manufacturing locations. The biodiesel will be used to fuel a new fleet of 13 Scania trucks.
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Portuguese biodiesel firm IncBio completes new HQ renovations

Portugal-based biodiesel engineering company IncBio has completed renovations on its new headquarters in Maia to accommodate growth. IncBio says it is growing at a rate of more than 300 percent in 2015. The move from Porto began late last year.
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