Biodiesel benefits 'global food system' as GHG profile improves

Experts discuss how, as the global population increases and affluence spreads, farming practices continue to improve, appetites change and surpluses of carbohydrates and fats naturally mean a consistently growing supply of biofuel feedstock.
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Brookfield acquires majority stake in UK biodiesel producer

U.K. biodiesel producer Greenergy announced an agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to invest in the business with the aim of accelerating growth. Brookfield is acquiring 85 percent while Greenergy management will retain a 15 percent share.
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Portuguese biodiesel firm develops new palm oil extraction tech

Portuguese biodiesel plant manufacturer IncBio has developed a new crude palm oil extraction technology that the company says can achieve an oil extraction rate of more than 25 percent, thereby increasing oil extraction by an additional 25 percent.
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BDI to optimize American GreenFuels biodiesel plant in New Haven

BDI's latest biodiesel plant optimization work in the U.S. will occur on the East Coast at American GreenFuels LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolmar Americas Inc. Kolmar has contracted with BDI to modernize the New Haven, Connecticut-based plant.
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BBI seeks biodiesel abstracts by Feb. 24 for annual event in June

Event organizer and Biodiesel Magazine publisher BBI International is now accepting speaker abstracts for the 2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 19-21 in Minneapolis. Of particular interest is abstract submissions on biodiesel.
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Report: Global biodiesel market to surpass $41 billion by 2021

Research and Markets is offering a new 168-page report, Biodiesel Market - Global Forecast to 2021, in which the analysts find that the global biodiesel market is projected to surpass $41 billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 3.8 percent from 2016-'21.
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Syracuse researcher develops new medium to culture, harvest algae

Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate, developed a new medium, Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic, to culture and harvest algae. TAPP can transition from a solution to a gel through small variations in temperature.
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Gen-X's Estes sentenced to nearly 9 years in federal prison

Richard Estes was a member of a conspiracy involving Gen-X Energy Group Inc. Between March 2013 and May 2014, Estes and his co-conspirators laundered the proceeds of schemes to falsely claim RINs and file false claims for the biodiesel tax credit.
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French, German farmers urge EU to keep 7 percent biofuel target

The future development of renewable energies does not have to compromise the existing rapeseed biodiesel industry, which also produces protein meal, but rather it should take into account its benefits while simultaneously promoting advanced biofuels.
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