EU vote to lower Argentine biodiesel duties prompts add'l action

According to information provided by the European Biodiesel Board, only six countries voted in favor of the proposal, while 10 voted against it and 12 abstained. EU ag and biodiesel groups are joining forces on antisubsidy measures against Argentina.
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New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018.
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UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms

Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.'s Department for Transport said it intends to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry.
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EU-28 biodiesel imports likely to increase significantly

Following the recent EU decision to substantially lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel, spurred by a World Trade Organization ruling last year, imports into the EU-28 are likely to rise sharply, producing considerable shifts in the market.
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French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market

French and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal.
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Registration opens for 2017 no-harm test of biodiesel stabilizers

Germany's AGQM has opened registration for its latest round of no-harm tests on oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel. The no-harm tests ensure that additives do not cause negative interactions with the fuels. Registration is open until Oct. 15.
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Geneva International Airport to incorporate biojet fuel next year

By late next year, renewable jet fuel will comprise at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport. The Switzerland-based airport had 16.5 million passengers in 2016.
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US DOE funds $8.8 million for innovations in algae technology

The U.S. DOE selected four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques to reduce the cost of algal biofuels.
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Biodiesel improves air quality at Great Smoky Mtns. Nat'l Park

In 2016, the park's biodiesel use resulted in a 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 percent reduction in both hydrocarbon and sulfur dioxide; and a 12 percent reduction in particulate matter.
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