California ethanol mill to build novel biodiesel refinery on-site

Pixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on-site. Calgren Renewable Fuels is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc.
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More Iowa fuel retailers carrying higher blends of biodiesel

A new state government report shows more than half of Iowa’s fuel retailers carried biodiesel in 2016, increasing six percent over 2015. The report showed twice as many gallons of 11 to 20 percent biodiesel (B11-B20) were sold than of lower blends.
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US biodiesel group seeks duties on Argentine, Indonesian imports

The National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition March 23, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel.
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Groups take predictable sides as US biodiesel trade war develops

Just hours after the NBB filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition claiming Argentine and Indonesian companies violate trade laws by flooding the U.S. with dumped biodiesel, other groups began taking sides in the developing trade war.
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California appellate court hears oral arguments in Poet LCFS case

California's 5th District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 23 in the case of Poet vs. California Air Resources Board pertaining to the LCFS. The case is now in the hands of the court, which should render a decision in the next 90 days.
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Biodiesel plant manager launches petition to reform US tax credit

Phillip Harden, a biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi, is doing his part to bring attention to the need for reinstating the expired $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit, and for reforming the incentive so that only domestic producers are eligible.
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EIA releases US biodiesel production, import data for January

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its data on biodiesel production and import volumes for January. U.S. production of biodiesel in the first month of 2017 was 93 million gallons. January imports approached 22 million gallons.
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8 biodiesel, 4 renewable diesel LCFS pathways certified in March

California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including eight for biodiesel and four for renewable diesel.
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Spectro Scientific granted US, Australian patents

Spectro Scientific was awarded U.S. patent 9,448,112 B2 for a method to measure two key vehicle fluids. The patent for multifunctional fluid meter and method for measuring coolant, biodiesel, gas-ethanol and DEF has also been granted in Australia.
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US Coachways donations to Nat'l Biodiesel Foundation hit $15,000

In March, US Coachways’ generous donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation reached the milestone total of $15,000. The NBF works across the U.S. to create markets and expand support for biodiesel as an alternative, renewable fuel source.
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Agenda announced for 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop

The 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The conference will take place June 19-21 in Minneapolis.
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