Biodiesel production, consumption expected to continue increasing

Two prolific biofuel market analysts and ag economists from the University of Illinois, Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, say the U.S.'s annual production and consumption of biomass-based diesel is likely to continue to increase through 2022.
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US President-elect Trump nominates Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as EPA administrator. Pruitt has been vilified by environmentalists, but representatives of bioenergy industries say they look forward to working with him.
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Post-2020 EU biofuel reduction bad for environment, farmers, jobs

The European Commission issued its proposal for the post-2020 RED. The EU plans to reduce first-gen biofuels from 7 to 3.8 percent. Biodiesel interests say this is a victory for fossil fuels at the expense of farmers, jobs and the environment.
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EIA forecast: US biodiesel production, imports trending up

EIA has released a December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook. EIA says U.S. biodiesel production in 2015 was 1.26 billion gallons with net imports at 475 MMgy. In 2017, production is forecast at 1.6 billion with net imports of 782 MMgy.
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IRFA elects officers, executive committee for 2017

Top priorities for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the organization's newly elected officials in 2017 include maintaining a strong RFS at the federal level and funding the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program at the state level.
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AGQM to start second glycerol round robin test

The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol again. Registrations will be accepted until Dec. 23. Both company and commercial service labs are eligible to register.
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3 sentenced in final chapter of Imperial Petro, e-Biofuels fraud

Jeffrey Wilson and Craig and Chad Ducey were sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the multimillion dollar fraud schemes involving biodiesel tax and RIN credits, and shares of Imperial Petroleum. Four others were previously sentenced.
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South African biodiesel producer recognized for ethical practices

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality biodiesels that are sourced ethically and manufactured using the industry-best standards.
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Industry welcomes updated DOE biodiesel guide

The Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel in engines and boilers.
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Employee of feedstock company pleads guilty to conspiracy

An employee of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor, Unity Fuels, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme to alter and destroy documents following the company's receipt of a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury.
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US biodiesel leaders take message of jobs, energy security to DC

Three dozen biodiesel leaders from Kansas to Rhode Island took to the halls of Congress to champion America's advanced biofuel. Biodiesel is a true American success story. The U.S. market has grown by nearly 2 billion gallons in the past 10 years.
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Chevron invests in Novvi's renewable base oil technology

Chevron Products Co. and Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Cosan and American Refining Group, announced that Chevron has made an equity investment into Novvi, a company that produces targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant sugars.
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Grant funds test market potential for biojet fuel research

Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. The team has demonstrated a new process for making biojet fuel.
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