World Energy acquires 72 MMgy biodiesel plant in Mississippi

World Energy announced Aug. 31 that it has acquired Elevance Natchez Inc.'s 72 MMgy biodiesel refinery located on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi. World Energy has been supplying BQ-9000-certified biodiesel from the plant since 2013.
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Tesoro to acquire Virent for commercialization of BioForming tech

Independent oil refiner and marketer Tesoro will become Virent's new strategic owner. The acquisition will support the scale-up and commercialization of Virent's BioForming technology for the production of low carbon biobased fuels and chemicals.
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REG Geismar pays off $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of maturity

REG announced the redemption in full of the $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company's 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant.
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Germany's biodiesel trade gap narrows as imports up, exports down

German exports are down by about a fifth in the first half of 2016 compared to the same time period last year, while imports reached 390,000 tons (117.1 million gallons), a 46 percent jump over to the first half of 2015, according to Germany's UFOP.
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No compromise of LCFS in new California climate bills

The California State Senate and Assembly passed what are being hailed as a pair of groundbreaking climate bills, SB 32 and AB 197, which Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to sign. The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition said the bills keep the LCFS intact.
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Chicago Park District's biodiesel program to be showcased Sept. 8

The Chicago Park District will showcase its innovative biodiesel program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Sept. 8. CPD uses B50 in 56 fleet vehicles and B10 to B20 biodiesel blends in nearly 200 more.
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Biox announces closing of CAD$1.8 million credit facility

Biox Corp. announced that in connection with its acquisition earlier this year of a 50 million liter per year (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, the company has obtained a CAD$1.8 million credit facility from Farm Credit Canada.
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Air Force working to 'home-grow' biofuels for DOD, industry

The Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing a critical role in commercializing technology to produce environmentally friendly fuel sources, which are paramount to national security.
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