New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

The European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use.
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Former NBB CEO Joe Jobe launches new business consulting firm

For a generation, Joe Jobe, the former CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, has fostered the U.S. biodiesel industry from its fledgling infancy to bountiful maturation. Three weeks after his departure from NBB, Jobe sits down with Biodiesel Magazine.
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EPA's proposed 2018 biodiesel RFS rule calls for modest growth

The National Biodiesel Board called for the Obama administration to strengthen a U.S. EPA proposal released May 18 that would raise the biodiesel volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by only 100 million gallons in 2018.
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Iowa biodiesel production tax credit extended through 2024

In Iowa, at Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Newton biodiesel plant, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation into law May 24 extending and expanding state biodiesel incentives. SF 2309 extends a 2 cpg biodiesel production tax credit through 2024.
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EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

The EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law.
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Biomass-based diesel poised for growth

Dave Elsenbast, the supply chain vice president for Renewable Energy Group Inc., discusses recent biodiesel policy accomplishments, market opportunities and feedstocks such as distillers corn oil in this feature-length contribution piece.
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CEC awards Biodico $1.2M grant for Zero Net Energy Farms project

Biodico Inc. announced that the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources.
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