Hero BX buys South Roxana, Illinois, biodiesel plant at auction


Hero BX has just closed on purchasing the former Midwest Biodiesel Products facility located in South Roxana, Illinois, which was auctioned this summer by Maas Companies Inc. Hero BX plans to upgrade the facility and reopen it early next year.
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Environmental assessment results good for Velocys' Miss. project


The USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environmental assessment report for Velocys' planned Mississippi biorefinery. The company plans to build a cellulosic diesel refinery using locally sourced woody biomass waste.
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Exploring Biodiesel series heads west to Los Angeles, Portland


After a strong start in Boston and Philadelphia, the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) Regional Seminars will head west to Los Angeles Aug. 7, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, and over to Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 18, for the final three stops of its five-city tour.
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REG triples adjusted EBITDA first half of year compared to 2017


Renewable Energy Group Inc. released its second-quarter financials Aug. 6, and as CEO Randy Howard said, the company produced outstanding results in the first half of 2018, including tripling its EBITDA compared to the previous year.
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Nat'l Biodiesel Board files opening brief challenging 2018 RFS


The National Biodiesel Board filed an opening brief July 27 in its lawsuit objecting to U.S. EPA's methodology for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). NBB specifically disputes three issues with EPA's final RFS rule for 2018.
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Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations


The Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021.
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Wheeler: EPA to create public 'dashboard' on RFS waivers


Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard, small refinery hardship waivers, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15, and issues related to agency transparency during a Senate hearing Aug. 1.
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IRFA launches online resource for those seeking biodiesel experts


The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live on the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website. It is a collection of biodiesel experts from across the state who share the goal of educating Iowans about the benefits of using biodiesel.
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