Biodiesel a big winner in stronger RFS final rule

The U.S. EPA released its final rule for renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the RFS, and the figures for biomass-based diesel are higher than its May proposal. The rule calls for 1.9 billion gallons in 2016 and 2 billion gallons in 2017.
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A Transformative Project: Total's La Mède Conversion

Supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce 500,000 tons (170 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year. This is only the second oil refinery to make such a conversion.
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NYOHA helps Bronx teacher incorporate Bioheat in HVAC training

Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat fuel, as well as math, chemistry and English, to 17 Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with NYOHA's support. NYOHA helped the students gain insider views of the Bioheat industry.
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National Biodiesel Board members elect governing board

NBB members selected their leadership mid-November, electing four returning governing board members and four new members to serve in leadership roles. During the annual fall membership meeting NBB members discussed a number of important topics.
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UW scientists sequence genome of Chrysochromulina tobin algae

Just the second time researchers have sequenced the genome of one of these important, plentiful algae called haptophytes, they hope to better understand and transform them into an important new tool for biofuel production.
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German biodiesel quality management group elects new board

At the German biodiesel quality management group's (AGQM) general assembly in Berlin in November, members elected their new board of directors. Interim Chairman Georg Pollert was officially elected as AGQM's next chairman of the board.
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Support scholarships for students of biodiesel on Giving Tuesday

Donations made to the NBF's Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1) will specifically support the Next Generation Scientists Scholarships to send students to the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, this January.
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National Biodiesel Foundation elects new executive committee

The National Biodiesel Foundation unanimously elected its executive committee during its fall directors meeting in Washington, D.C., recently. The foundation is designed to advanced initiatives important to the commercial biodiesel industry.
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