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Germany retail biodiesel sales plummet

As a result of changing tax policies, German quality assurance firm Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. is discontinuing its quality assurance program for public filling stations. In August 2006, Germany began phasing out a biodiesel tax incentive; combined with the past year's high petroleum prices, consumer demand for biodiesel at the pump has weakened.READ MORE

Schroeder Biofuels to launch trial Eco2Pure system

Biodiesel purification specialist Schroeder Biofuels is launching a trial program of its Eco2Pure system in March. According to Schroeder Biofuels, unwashed biodiesel passes through a fixed bed of purification media, removing production residues, fuels contaminants, and soaps.READ MORE BBI Bioenergy Australasia

Earth Biofuels to upgrade Oklahoma facility

Texas-based Earth Biofuels Inc. recently announced it has finalized a transaction that will provide funding to upgrade its 10 MMgy Durant, Okla.-based biodiesel production facility and provide incremental working capital for the company.READ MORE

SBA, cooperative to test sustainability criteria

On Feb. 13, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance announced a partnership with Wisconsin-based Organic Valley Family of Farms to field test its Baseline Practices for Sustainability, which the alliance developed after a year of consulting with the biodiesel industry, environmentalists and other stakeholders.READ MORE

Oregon producer to use residential oil waste

The recycling program in Marion County, Ore., now includes curbside waste vegetable oil recycling, which will be used as a feedstock for Sequential-Pacific Biodiesel LLC's 5 MMgy facility in Salem, Ore.READ MORE

REG opens biodiesel terminal in Houston area

Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently opened a new biodiesel truck loading terminal in Seabrook, Texas. The loading station, which is colocated with REG's 35 MMgy biodiesel plant, offers the company's B99 and B100 brands.READ MORE

OriginOil signs agreement with U.S. DOE

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. DOE's Idaho National Laboratory in an effort to help validate and commercialize OriginOil's algae-to-oil technology into the mainstream market.READ MORE

President signs stimulus package

U.S. President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Feb. 17. The legislation, which has an estimated price tag of $787 billion, includes approximately $65 billion for renewable energy projects and tax incentives.READ MORE
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