Germany’s foreign trade of biodiesel at record level


The German Federal Statistical Office has confirmed Germany’s brisk foreign trade of biodiesel. The total volume amounted to around 3 million metric tons (approximately 900.6 million gallons), with imports showing a striking growth.
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Biodiesel, renewable diesel set to replace petro diesel in Calif.


Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable diesels, according to a new report from the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance.
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Finland sets 30 percent biofuel obligation for 2030


The Finnish Parliament approved a law Feb. 6 that sets a gradually increasing 30 percent biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10 percent in 2030. Biofuel producer UPM welcomed the decision.
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Universal Biofuels expands sales to retail stations in India


Aemetis announced that Universal Biofuels has built distribution tanks and other infrastructure to begin sales of biodiesel to retail fuel stations from its Kakinada, India, plant. The government recently approved retail sale of biodiesel in India.
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Next Renewable Fuels, Shell enter long-term offtake agreement


Next Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) Co. have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for renewable diesel from NRF’s planned Port Westward, Oregon, facility. The company plans to make 600 million gallons a year beginning in 2021.
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Minn. grant funding available for biofuel blending infrastructure


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has opened the application process for biofuel blending infrastructure grant funding under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm Central time April 5.
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Montana State University explores potential algae breakthrough


Costs associated with supplying algae with supplemental CO2 from sources such as coal-fired power plants have discouraged commercial production. MSU researchers think a recently discovered strain of algae could be cultivated using only ambient CO2.
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Chicago Area Clean Cities recognizes biodiesel fleets


The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners Feb. 12, recognizing companies and government agencies leading adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets.
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NBB applauds bipartisan support for biodiesel tax credit


The National Biodiesel Board thanked 44 members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa and Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, who asked Congressional leaders to adopt a multiyear extension of the biodiesel tax incentive ASAP.
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10 trade groups ask Congress to extend biodiesel tax credit


A group of 10 trade associations, including the National Biodiesel Board and the Advanced Biofuels Association, is urging Congress to pass a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit.
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