Hero BX purchases former Veros Energy biodiesel plant in Alabama

Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC doing business as Hero BX announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, Alabama. The plant will be operated under the name Hero BX Alabama LLC.
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Brazil special committee approves increasing biodiesel blend

Brazil's special committee on national development unanimously approved a senate bill Nov. 11 that mandates 7 percent biodiesel, increasing to 10 percent within three years, citing biodiesel's positive environmental and economic benefits.
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Supercritical biodiesel plant at ethanol refinery now operational

Nearly two years after the project was announced, a 5 MMgy supercritical biodiesel plant in Annawan, Illinois, is operational. Designed and built by Jatrodiesel Inc., the innovative facility is co-located with a 125 MMgy CHS-owned ethanol refinery.
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Price gap between diesel, biodiesel widens in Germany

At October's end, Germany's wholesale price for biodiesel stood at around 75.60 euro cents per liter (USD $3.066 per gallon), excluding energy tax, exceeding the price for agricultural diesel by nearly 10 euro cents per liter (USD $0.416 per gallon).
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Renewable diesel production, planned projects on the rise

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 10 renewable diesel plants currently exist across the globe, and five more projects are under development. In 2014, worldwide renewable diesel production approached 1.2 billion gallons.
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Biodiesel One Ltd.'s surplus equipment to be auctioned online

Maas Companies will auction surplus biodiesel process equipment for Biodiesel One Ltd. via a timed online auction ending Dec. 3 for piecemeal offers and Dec. 4 for entirety offers. The equipment is located in Southington, Connecticut.
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Cowichan opens biodiesel station with new PoS technology

Cowichan Energy Alternatives, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are holding a ceremony Nov. 19 to celebrate Vancouver Island's first Green & Go Biofuel Station where users can fill up on biodiesel blends.
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Biodiesel leaders press Congress on reformed tax credit

Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will press lawmakers on Capitol Hill Nov. 17 to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive as a domestic production credit in line with a proposal passed unanimously by the Senate Finance Committee.
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BDI Q3 report discusses new algae business, UK biodiesel contract

BDI-BioEnergy International started a new business segment in Q3 and began construction of an industrial plant for production of algae products. BDI was also commissioned with construction of a biodiesel plant in the U.K., worth 30 million euros.
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Joule, Red Rock Biofuels announce intent to merge

Joule, technology developer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and Red Rock Biofuels, a developer of renewable jet and diesel fuel biorefineries, announced their intent to merge. The transaction is expected to close by mid-December.
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Neste, Boeing work toward biojet ASTM standard, market acceptance

Renewable diesel producer Neste is working with Boeing to achieve ASTM standard approval for high freezing point biojet fuel, along with the parallel goals of gaining widespread market acceptance and progressing sustainability accreditation efforts.
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