Georgia biodiesel project moves closer to USDA loan guarantee

Smisson-Mathis Energy, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon and Tactical Fabrication, was selected by USDA to initiate Phase 2 of the Section 9003 program for its $6.75 million enzymatic biodiesel project in Laurens County, Georgia.
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US commerce department extends trade investigation deadline

In the ongoing biodiesel trade dispute between the U.S. and Argentina and Indonesia, the U.S. Department of Commerce has extended the deadline for making its preliminary determination on the countervailing duties claim until August.
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Minnesota soybean farmers partner with 'Diesel Brothers' TV stars

The DieselSellerz, stars of Discovery's hit show Diesel Brothers, could be adding "bio" to their title after teaming up with Minnesota soybean farmers. That's because the DieselSellerz are partnering with MSR&PC to promote biodiesel.
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Quality survey shows German biodiesel is hitting the mark

In 2016, 64 biodiesel samples from AGQM members in Germany were taken and analyzed in four campaigns. Overall, 1,152 parameters were measured and only three limit violations were found that lay outside of the specification of EN 14214.
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US diesel market shows resilience in 2016 as registrations rise

The number of diesel cars, SUVs, full-size pickup trucks and vans in operation reached 8 million in 2016, an increase of 280,000 over 2015. Data showed diesel passenger vehicles continue to outnumber hybrid vehicles in all but two states and in D.C.
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Sustainable palm oil certification reaches 21 percent penetration

In the past few years, palm oil certification under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil standard has reached 21 percent penetration of the global market driven by consumer demand, pressure from retail buyers, and governmental actions.
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Proactive biodiesel blending practices help improve performance

As biodiesel continues to emerge as a blending component for distillates in the Northeast and beyond, a study commissioned by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association highlights why it's imperative that those handling the fuel educate themselves.
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Trump pulls US out of Paris Climate Agreement

In what he described as a move to fulfill his duty to protect America and its citizens, President Trump has officially begun the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Trump announced the decision June 1 at a press conference.
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Airbus offers regular customer delivery flights with biofuel

Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel.
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DOE, USDA make up to $9 million in funding available through BRDI

USDA and DOE will make up to $9 million available through the interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative in fiscal year 2017 for feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis.
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